True Positives, True Negatives, False Positives, False Negatives
Published Online: 14 DEC 2007
Copyright © 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials
How to Cite
Schwenke, C. and Schering, A. 2007. True Positives, True Negatives, False Positives, False Negatives. Wiley Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials. .
- Published Online: 14 DEC 2007
In the clinical development of diagnostic procedures, studies are performed to measure the efficacy of the new method in the target population. Those new methods could be new laboratory tests, which measure some tumor marker to evaluate the disease status of a patient. Other examples are imaging methods like ultrasound, where several raters are asked to assess the images.
- true positive;
- true negative;
- false positive;
- false negative