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18:54 Jun 24, 2009
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English term or phrase: sensitive vs specific
The combination of ovarian point tenderness on abdominal examination and a history of a postcoital ache is 94% sensitive and 77% specific.
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English translation:sensitivity vs specificity
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Sensitivity and specificity are statistical measures of the performance of a binary classification test. The sensitivity (also called recall rate in some fields) measures the proportion of actual positives which are correctly identified as such (e.g. the percentage of sick people who are identified as having the condition); and the specificity measures the proportion of negatives which are correctly identified (e.g. the percentage of well people who are identified as not having the condition). ---- Wikipedia
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sensitivity vs specificity


Explanation:
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Sensitivity and specificity are statistical measures of the performance of a binary classification test. The sensitivity (also called recall rate in some fields) measures the proportion of actual positives which are correctly identified as such (e.g. the percentage of sick people who are identified as having the condition); and the specificity measures the proportion of negatives which are correctly identified (e.g. the percentage of well people who are identified as not having the condition). ---- Wikipedia


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensitivity_and_specificity
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agree  Michael Barnett: Exactly. A test which is 100% sensitive will correctly identify all the patients in a population that have the tested condition. A test that is 100% specific will exclude all those patients that do NOT have the condition.
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