Evidence-base for diagnostic testing

Diagnostic testing has the capability to transform healthcare. Yet, many don’t understand the basic evidence-based methods that are required to use a test in every day practice.

For example,  The BBC, the Guardian and Reuters widely reported researchers in the journal Neuroscience had developed a brain scan which can detect autism in adults with 90% accuracy. Yet this figure was wrong, due to a fundamental misunderstandings of test accuracy.

Patrick Bossuyt, one of the worlds leading exponents of medical testing will again be appearing at Evidence Live.The unraveling of the human genome and the expansion of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics have fuelled the development of novel biomarkers and other forms of medical testing. Additional information can improve health care, bringing us closer to stratified and personalized medicine. How do we find out of these medical tests offer value for money?

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