Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 452–453 | Cite as

The dynamic nature of sensitivity and specificity

  • Richard P. Lofgren
Editorials

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard P. Lofgren
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  1. 1.Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis VA Medical CenterMinneapolis

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