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BRIEF REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-34

Basics of diagnostic evaluation


Department of Pediatrics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia

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Areej Al-Fattani
Department of Pediatrics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, MBC 58, P. O. Box 3354, Riyadh 11211
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-5127.155188

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Over the past decade, the introduction and development of new diagnostic techniques have greatly accelerated. However, the methodology of diagnostic research is poorly defined compared with therapeutic and effectiveness type of research articles. Diagnostic researches usually address the value of new medical tests, which will be uses for screening for risk factors, or for assessing prognosis. Research questions like "How does one know how good a test is in giving the answers you seek?" or "What is rule that one can apply to judge which test is better in diagnosis" are the questions you might formulate for this type of research.


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