Die "likelihood ratio": Beeinflussung der Therapieentscheidung durch einen diagnostischen Test

Translated title of the contribution: The likelihood ratio: Estimation of the impact of a diagnostic test on treatment decision

L. A. Kluth, M. Rink, F. K H Chun, M. Fisch, S. F. Shariat, P. Dahm

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Abstract

Likelihood ratios (LRs) can be used to assess in an efficient manner the change of a pre-test probability to the post-test probability of a disease based on a given test result. For any clinical question or condition of interest, the diagnostic benefit can be calculated for each diagnostic test allowing to compare the performance of different diagnostic tests. Urologists should become familiar with the use of LR to promote a more evidence-based application of diagnostic test for different clinical scenarios. This review provides insights in the calculation and use of LR.

Translated title of the contributionThe likelihood ratio: Estimation of the impact of a diagnostic test on treatment decision
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)982-985
Number of pages4
JournalUrologe - Ausgabe A
Volume52
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • Bladder cancer
  • Diagnostic test
  • Evidence-based urology
  • Lymph node

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