Archivos argentinos de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0325-0075
DEMIRDJIAN, Graciela. Evidence-based pediatrics: Diagnostic tests (2nd part). Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2010, vol.108, n.6, pp. 538-543. ISSN 0325-0075.
Diagnosis is a complex process, demanding experience and proper instruments. Technology has advanced rapidly, increasing the number of available diagnostic tests. However, few well designed and validated useful clinical tools exist. This article summarizes the development process for clinical prediction rules and the use of ROC curves to select the best cutoff point for tests with continuous results.
Palabras clave : Evidence-based medicine; Diagnosis; Prognosis; ROC curve; Clinical prediction rules.