Quantifying the Value of Markers in Screening Programmes

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  • Aalborg Psykiatriske Sygehus
  • Department of Political Science
  • Centre for Psychiatric Research
  • Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC)
  • Aalborg Psykiatriske Sygehus
Existing methods used to rank the value of individual screening markers in screening programmes are inadequate. We have developed a simple Screening Marker Index: (Screening Marker Index = Positive Predictive Value x Sensitivity). The Screening Marker Index proved to be superior to existing indices in ranking screening markers according to their ability to identify the conditions sought.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)151-4
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2010


  • Algorithms, Biological Markers, Humans, Mass Screening, Sensitivity and Specificity

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