Table 1

Outcomes for a single-test cancer screening trial

True Disease Status

Test 2 Result

Elective Procedure

Observed Disease Status


+

+

--

+

+

-

Yes

+

+

-

No

-

-

+

Yes

-

-

+

No

-

-

-

Yes

-

-

-

No

-


A double dash indicates an event that will not occur under the assumptions of our model. Cases misclassified as non-cases.

Ringham et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2010 10:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-10-3

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