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  1. Diagnostic certainty and potential for misclassification in exocrine pancreatic cancer.

    Article - En anglais

    Whereas over the last decade epidemiologic studies on exocrine pancreatic cancer (EPC) continued to show a remarkable heterogeneity in diagnostic criteria applied to define caseness, the actual magnitude and consequences of misclassification remain largely unexplored.

    The objectives were :

    (1) to estimate the degree of certainty with which cases of EPC are diagnosed in the two participating hospitals (to this end a diagnostic certainty classification (DCC) was developed ; (2) to test whether characteristics of cases differed by degree of diagnostic certainty ; and (3) to assess what influence different definitions of case might have on risk estimates for tobacco and alcohol.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Pancréas, Diagnostic, Erreur, Classification, Méthodologie, Homme, Registre, Pancréas pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Pancreas, Diagnosis, Error, Classification, Methodology, Human, Register, Pancreatic disease, Digestive diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0645122

    Code Inist : 002B13C01. Création : 09/06/1995.