Table 6

Contingency Matrix for Patient Outcome Prediction

System Diagnosis


+

-


Gold Standard Diagnosis

+

TP (true positive) Patients that live with treatment after 8 month period as expected

FN (false negative) Patients that will live after 8 months with treatment but are expected to die


-

FP (false positive) Patients that die before 8 months with treatment but are expected to live

TN (true negative) Patients that die with treatment before 8 month period as expected


Contingency Matrix identifying statistical decision density function processing definitions and the resultant clinical errors possible. The Gold Standard is the correct outcome and the System Diagnosis is the prediction of outcome made

Land et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11(Suppl 3):S15   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-S3-S15

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