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
Journal publication year1 Mar 2010
Number of pages4


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

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