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STAT CHAT IV: Screening screening tests

This paper is about developing, evaluating and interpreting screening tests. These tests are sometimes referred to as diagnostic tests, but I prefer to save this term for the definitive test that defines the disease, event or characteristic being tested for. I will illustrate the process of test validation by using some made up data with an imaginary hormone. Can these tests be used to predict the future or are we just dreaming?…

 

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