Quantitative approaches to clinical diagnosis of cancer in elderly patients.

Journal Article (Review)

Recommendations for cancer detection in the elderly are based on even less evidence of efficacy than are recommendations for the general adult population. In this article, we present some quantitative measures of test performance--operating characteristics, effectiveness and cost effectiveness/cost benefit--and show examples of how to use these measures to adjust diagnostic strategies for factors especially relevant to the elderly.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Feussner, JR; Simel, DL; Matchar, DB

Published Date

  • August 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 447 - 461

PubMed ID

  • 3308043

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3308043

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0690


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States