Harvard Medical School

People are willing to to tolerate at least a 99.8 percent rate of unnecessary additional radiologic tests, including surgery to diagnose a single additional extracolonic malignancy

“The primary outcome measure was the maximum false-positive rate that the average participant was willing to accept in exchange for a one-in-600 chance of diagnosing an extracolonic malignancy, or the so-called tipping point.” Patients accept false-positives to achieve diagnostic sensitivity… Read More ›