On the Optimal Administration of Multiple Screening Tests

  • Ming-Dauh Wang
  • Seymour Geisser
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 114)


We consider the case where mass screening for a disease or a characteristic is required. We then develop the methodology of how to optimally administer one or more diagnostic tests, either sequentially or simultaneously in this mass screening situation. The use of different diagnostic tests as well as the repeated use of the same test are considered.


Predictive Value Positive Decision Rule Predictive Value Negative Screen Test Latent Class Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ming-Dauh Wang
    • 1
  • Seymour Geisser
    • 1
  1. 1.School of StatisticsUniversity of MinnesotaUSA

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