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The diagnostic criteria for diabetes have long been a topic of debate. Recently, the American Diabetes Association and the World Health Organization recommended that HbA 1c be used as a diagnostic test, but UK organisations have yet to make a decision, as the methods for identifying a reliable, sensitive and specific test are complex. The third in a series looking at evidence based medicine, this article looks at the methods of researching diagnostic tests, with HbA 1c as an example.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Diabetes and Primary Care

Publication Date

25/07/2011

Volume

13

Pages

145 - 149