MEDICAL SENSITIVITY “versus” MEDICAL SPECIFICITY

Covid-19 Implications?

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Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA
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Sensitivity and specificity are statistical measures of the performance of a binary classification test function widely used in medicine.
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• SENSITIVITY (true positive rate, recall, or probability of detection) measures the proportion of actual positives that are correctly identified (percentage of sick people identified as having the condition).
• SPECIFICITY (true negative rate) measures the proportion of actual negatives that are identified (percentage of healthy people identified as not having the condition). LINK: https://lnkd.in/eJqhQYc
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NOTE: “Positive” and “Negative” don’t refer to the value of the condition, but to its presence or absence; so that “positive” might mean “diseased”, while “negative” might mean “healthy”.
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ESSAY: https://lnkd.in/e_Wb6-d Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.
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