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precision

this gives you an idea of how predictable the test result will be. This requires repeated measurement of something.

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accuracy

how close the result is to the true value

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false positive

a healthy person whose result is in the "disease" territory and is a false alarm

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false negative

a person with the disease whose result is in the "healthy" territory and is falsely reassuring

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positive predictive value

the %age of people with a positive test result that actually have the disease

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negative predictive value

the %age of people with a negative test result that don't have the disease

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prevalence

the %age of people tested who have the disease

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as prevalence falls, PPV falls/ rises?

falls

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as prevalence falls, NPV falls/ rises?

rises