Sensitivity

Dr Patrick J Rock and Dr Ayush Goel et al.

The sensitivity of a test/investigation is defined as the ability of the test to identify true positive cases of the disease under question. Sensitive tests are useful for ruling out disease. 

Calculation

Sensitivity = true positives detected by test / total cases of the disease where total cases with the disease = true positives + false negatives. 

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