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Article: Periodontal diagnosis in the 1990s.

TitlePeriodontal diagnosis in the 1990s.
Authors
Issue Date1991
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/CPE
Citation
Journal Of Clinical Periodontology, 1991, v. 18 n. 6, p. 370-379 How to Cite?
AbstractClinicians are usually inclined to reduce data obtained from diagnosis to a simpler form such as "yes or no" answers in order to obtain useful parameters for daily practice. It should be realized, however, that the diagnostic process very rarely exhibits "black and white" situations. Rather the evaluation of numerous "grey levels" is imperative. The diagnostic process, therefore, remains always incomplete and inaccurate, and it represents an evaluation of probabilities rather than certainties. For this reason, the diagnostician should realize and understand the mathematical relations between the information provided by diagnostic tests and the clinical situation actually present at the time of the test. This will allow one to convert diagnostic results into therapeutic procedures with a high degree of confidence. Since results from diagnostic tests are quite often used to decide on treatment, complex data are reduced to simple dichotomy, such as presence or absence of disease, normal or abnormal conditions, etc. In order to react to diagnostic tests in an ordinal, dichotomous manner, the clinician has to choose a particular level of a test at which he initiates treatment without having the assurance that this level represents the one and only standard at which treatment has to be initiated.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153760
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dc.contributor.authorBrägger, Uen_US
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dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Clinical Periodontology, 1991, v. 18 n. 6, p. 370-379en_US
dc.identifier.issn0303-6979en_US
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dc.description.abstractClinicians are usually inclined to reduce data obtained from diagnosis to a simpler form such as "yes or no" answers in order to obtain useful parameters for daily practice. It should be realized, however, that the diagnostic process very rarely exhibits "black and white" situations. Rather the evaluation of numerous "grey levels" is imperative. The diagnostic process, therefore, remains always incomplete and inaccurate, and it represents an evaluation of probabilities rather than certainties. For this reason, the diagnostician should realize and understand the mathematical relations between the information provided by diagnostic tests and the clinical situation actually present at the time of the test. This will allow one to convert diagnostic results into therapeutic procedures with a high degree of confidence. Since results from diagnostic tests are quite often used to decide on treatment, complex data are reduced to simple dichotomy, such as presence or absence of disease, normal or abnormal conditions, etc. In order to react to diagnostic tests in an ordinal, dichotomous manner, the clinician has to choose a particular level of a test at which he initiates treatment without having the assurance that this level represents the one and only standard at which treatment has to be initiated.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/CPEen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Clinical Periodontologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMethodsen_US
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Diseases - Diagnosisen_US
dc.subject.meshPredictive Value Of Testsen_US
dc.subject.meshSensitivity And Specificityen_US
dc.titlePeriodontal diagnosis in the 1990s.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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