Revista Cubana de Endocrinología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-2953
DOMINGUEZ ALONSO, Emma y GONZALEZ SUAREZ, Roberto. Analysis of receiver -operating characteristic curves: A useful method for assessing diagnostic procedures. Rev Cubana Endocrinol [online]. 2002, vol.13, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2953.
AS the diagnostic procedures are an essential and critical part at the time of making clinical decisions, it is very important to evaluate their diagnostic accuracy. The analysis of the Receiver-Operating Characteristic curves offers in a simple way an excellent indicator of precision of a diagnostic test. In this paper, mainly practical aspects connected with ROC methodology, such as usefulness, way of interpreting the results and advantages in relation to other methods, are considered. It is concluded that the knowledge on this methodology is very useful for every health professional in charge of developing, validating, indicating and interpreting the results of the diagnostic tests.
Palabras llave : ROC CURVE; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES; STATISTICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES; SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY.