Journal Article

How well do health professionals interpret diagnostic information? A systematic review.

Whiting PF; Davenport C; Jameson C; Burke M; Sterne JAC; Hyde C; Ben-Shlomo Y.

This review of the evidence on test interpretation found that, across multiple studies, clinicians do not accurately interpret common measures of test accuracy such as likelihood ratios. This suggests a role for decision support in this area which could better inform clinicians' test result interpretation.