Useful in many areas of medicine and biology, Bayesian methods are particularly attractive tools for the design of clinical trials and diagnostic tests, which are based on established information, usually from related previous studies. Advanced Bayesian Methods for Medical Test Accuracy begins with a review of the usual measures such as specificity
Introduction. Medical Tests and Preliminary Information. Preview of the Book. Fundamentals of Diagnostic AccuracyRegression and Medical Test Accuracy. Agreement and Test Accuracy. Estimating Test Accuracy with an Imperfect Reference Standard. Verification Bias and Test Accuracy. Test Accuracy and Medical Practice. Accuracy of Combined Tests. Bayesian Methods for Meta-Analysis. Appendix: Introduction to WinBUGS.