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True or not- the uncertainty of laboratory results
  1. Adie Viljoen (adie.viljoen{at}nhs.net)
  1. Lister Hospital, Stevenage, United Kingdom
    1. Patrick J Twomey (taptwomey{at}aol.com)
    1. The Ipswich Hospital, United Kingdom

      Abstract

      Clinicians depend on reliable laboratory results as they are central to diagnosis, monitoring and risk assessment of patients. These results are then judged against the current evidence base which arises from previously conducted studies, to assist decision-making on future patient care. However, no single study is guaranteed to be both feasible and able to provide valid, informative and relevant answers with optimal precision to all study questions.

      • Interpreting laboratory results
      • STARD
      • Trueness

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