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Sensitivity, Specificity, and Predictive Value Concepts for Clinicians

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  • Patricia Aikins Murphy CNM, DrPH

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      Assistant Professor of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery Program, Columbia University School of Nursing, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.
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    • Patricia Atkins Murphy is Assistant Professor of Nursing (Nurse-Midwifery) in the Columbia University School of Nursing. She graduated from that program in 1979. She received her doctorate in public health (epidemiology) from the Columbia University School of Public Health in 1993. Her research interests include appropriate risk assessment in women's health.


Assistant Professor of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery Program, Columbia University School of Nursing, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.

ABSTRACT

The concepts of sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value are defined and discussed within the context of clinical practice.

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