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Predictive Value of Tests

"Predictive Value of Tests" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Predictive Value of Tests" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Predictive Value of Tests" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 638 publications over 33 distinct years, with a maximum of 50 publications in 2013
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