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From the Publisher"… very thorough coverage of topics that are commonly encountered in practice as well as numerous examples. This book is particularly appropriate for graduate students in statistics who have interests in diagnostic medicine. It is also valuable to consulting statisticians who have some basic knowledge of Bayesian methods and need such a reference to solve practical problems. … a great introduction to Bayesian methods specifically focused on solving medical test accuracy-related problems. It addresses popular topics in medical accuracy studies via Bayesian statistical methods to take advantage of prior information. Some complex problems, such as situations without a gold standard and partial verification bias, are also discussed. I recommend this book to graduate students in statistics or biostatistics and applied statisticians who are interested in medical diagnostic test accuracy."
—Xiaoye Ma, Journal of the American Statistical Association, December 2013
"Dr. Broemeling places all these considerations associated with test accuracy determinations into a pure Bayesian perspective. His book can be, in some sense, considered as a Bayesian counterpart to the books of Pepe and Zhou et al. The presentation is quite detailed and supported by a significant number of applications. … The literature review supporting the theoretical concepts about accuracy and the practical aspects associated with the applications is without a doubt extensive. … a good overview of the methods currently used to assess the accuracy of a medical test and their transposition to the Bayesian framework."
—Benoît Beck, CHANCE, August 2013
"It covers extensively most aspects of applied problems one can encounter when dealing with diagnostic accuracy studies. An attractive feature is that WinBUGS code needed for the implementation of the described methodologies is given in every chapter (also available on the author’s blog). A set of exercises is given at the end of each chapter. … a carefully written book. It will be useful for consulting biostatisticians, graduate students and teachers using methods for the assessment of diagnostic accuracy from a Bayesian viewpoint. The book is a must have for the interested audience."
—Christos Nakas, ISCB Newsletter, June 2013