Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Misguided efforts and future challenges for research on “diagnostic tests”
  1. A R Feinstein
  1. Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor I Hernández Aguado, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Departamento de Salud Pública, Campus de San Juan, Universidad Miguel Hernández, San Juan, Alicante E-03550, Spain;


This paper was commissioned by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, together with the accompanying commentaries.

  • diagnostic research

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.


  • Professor Feinstein died while the paper was in press.