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Estimating the diagnostic accuracy of rheumatoid factor in UK primary care: a study using the clinical practice research datalink

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Objective: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of RF as a test for RA in primary care and its impact on referral times using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
Methods: We identified all patients with a first RF test recorded in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2008 and those diagnosed with RA within 2 years of testing. We calculated likelihood ratios (LRs), sensitivity, specificity and ...

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10.1093/rheumatology/kev131

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0000-0001-8611-2940
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Rheumatology Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
10
Pages:
1882-1889
Publication date:
2015-06-08
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EISSN:
1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
Pmid:
26060323
Source identifiers:
527245
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English
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2018-03-05

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