Developing and Interpreting Models to Improve Diagnostics in Developing Countries

Published in: Nature, v. 444, suppl. 1, Nov. 23, 2006, p. 3-8

by Federico Girosi, Stuart S. Olmsted, Emmett B. Keeler, Deborah C. Hay Burgess, Yee-Wei Lim, Julia E. Aledort, Maria E. Rafael, Karen A. Ricci, Rob Boer, Lee H. Hilborne, et al.

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Developing a strategy for investment in diagnostic technologies requires an understanding of the need for, and the health impact of, potential new tools, as well as the necessary performance characteristics and user requirements. In this paper, the authors outline an approach for modelling the health benefits of new diagnostic tools.

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