Table 2

Sensitivity and specificity of the Silberfeld, the MMSE and various clinical opinions with regards to patients' (n = 157) capacity to make decisions compared to the psychiatrist assessment.

Sensitivity (%)

Specificity (%)


Silberfeld

35.7

91.6


MMSE

57.1

88.8


Resident

35.7

96.5


Nurse

50.0

94.4


Chief resident internist (CRI)

57.1

96.5


Referring general practitioner

36.3

97.8


CRI, Resident and Nurse

(majority decision)

78.6

94.3


Fassassi et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2009 10:15   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-10-15

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