Martin Fleisher, PhD; Sidney J. Winawer, MD; Ann Graham Zauber, PhD; Carol Smith, BS; Morton K. Schwartz, PhD
The fecal occult blood test is widely used in clinical practice, and its results often help physicians decide whether to pursue the diagnostic work-up of patients (1-3). Although considerable emphasis has been placed on dietary interferences, laboratory and clinical sensitivity, and the predictive value of the test, little attention has been focused on test interpretation (4). Because the fecal occult blood test is being used in the National Polyp Study follow-up (5), a proficiency test program was established to monitor the accuracy of interpretation. The program coordinators' proficiency was evaluated before and after a 1-hour instructional seminar on the correct
Martin Fleisher, Sidney J. Winawer, Ann Graham Zauber, Carol Smith, Morton K. Schwartz. Accuracy of Fecal Occult Blood Test Interpretation. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:875–876. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-10-875
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(10):875-876.
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