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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sensitivity vs. Specificity - applicable to all realms

From Art Diamond's blog

http://www.artdiamondblog.com/archives/2010/01/_michael_hicks.html

Universal law of screening. Dial up the sensitivity and you lose specificity. On the flip side, go for specificity and you lose sensitivity. It operates this way when screening for terrorists and cancer.

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