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Systematic Nomenclature for Measures of Status-Quantity Relationship

  • René Dybkaer

Abstract

The many measures of the usefulness of clinical test results derive from many disciplines. Therefore, the terminology, conventions and symbolism, are inconsistent and ambiguous. Synonyms abound, and when the same measure has a score of disguises (Table 1), it is no wonder that most clinicians despair. The possibilities of creating a systematic terminology, based on international recommendations1–8, will be investigated in the following.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • René Dybkaer
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  1. 1.Department of Clinical ChemistryFrederiksberg HospitalFrederiksbergDenmark

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