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Table 1 Percentage of learners successfully completing tasks relevant to critical appraisal of a diagnostic test journal article

From: Appraising and applying evidence about a diagnostic test during a performance-based assessment

  % Answering Correctly  
Critical Appraisal Guides Medical Students (n = 28) IM Residents (n = 15) P value
Independent, Blinded Comparison With Reference Standard 93% 100% 0.53
Identification of the Reference Standard 61% 53% 0.75
Assessment of Referral Bias 64% 73% 0.74
Completeness of Testing of Subjects 74% 80% 0.72
Generalizability of Results to Typical Practice Settings 89% 93% 1.0
Identification of Sensitivity/Specificity 89% 87% 1.0