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diagnostic yield 


A term of art referring to the likelihood that a test or procedure will provide the information needed to establish a particular diagnosis.

Diagnostic yields are viewed as being low–e.g., elective coronary angiography, or high–e.g., glucose tolerance test in older obese person with hyperglycaemia, based on the degree to which the information provided supports or refutes the presence of a particular condition.  

Reference N Engl J Med 2010; 362:886-895      


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