Section 230, Row F, G, H Seats 1-8. Who are we?. Michael Kohn, Emergency Medicine Tom Newman, General Pediatrics Mark Pletcher, General Internal Medicine George Sawaya, Obstetrics/Gynecology John Stein, Emergency Medicine Josh Galanter, Pulmonary/Critical Care. Who are you?.
9:15-9:55 Dichotomous Tests (Tom)
9:55-10:35 Multilevel and Continuous Tests (Michael)
10:35-10:45 Break (Confirm small group assignments and locations.)
10:45-12:30 Small Groups
12:30-1:30 Buffet Lunch
If you won’t be here tomorrow or you plan to use the book tonight, we have a few copies.
1:30-2:15 Studies and Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy (Tom)
2:15-3:00 Prognostic and Genetic Tests (Mark)
3:00-3:45 Combining Tests (Michael)
4:00-6:00 Small Groups
6:00 Meet in 6702 to head to Giants game
Diagnosis: How to evaluate a test and then use it to estimate the probability that a patient has a given disease.
Treatment: How to determine if a treatment is beneficial in patients with a given disease, and if so, whether the benefits outweigh the costs and risks.
Evaluate and compare dichotomous tests using sensitivity and specificity
Update pre-test probability of disease using LR(+) and LR(-).
Checklist for evaluating studies of diagnostic test accuracy
Determining and using likelihood ratios for the results of non-dichotomous tests
Understanding biases in studies of diagnostic tests and predicting their effect on study results.
Combining results of multiple tests allowing for non-independence of tests
Diagnosis: Assigning a name to the patient’s illness
Test Utilization: Using tests to guide a treatment decision