On the fallacy of labs

Edward Hoffer ehoffer at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 9 20:50:39 UTC 2019


I think the larger issue is doctors learning to use sensitivity and
specificity when they interpret lab results rather than simply thinking of
a test as positive or negative.
Ed

On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 1:11 PM Robert Bell <rmsbell200 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Would accuracy rankings on all tests reported help by promoting research
> to improve the test, and also lead to fewer errors in diagnosis?
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> Rob Bell, M.D.
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> On May 9, 2019, at 9:48 AM, Edward Hoffer <ehoffer at gmail.com> wrote:
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> ttps://www.whatswrongwithhealthcareinamerica.com/2019/03/my-last-doctor-said-i-had-lupus.html
> <https://www.whatswrongwithhealthcareinamerica.com/2019/03/my-last-doctor-said-i-had-lupus.html>
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