UBC Faculty Research and Publications

Determining the primary endpoints for diagnostic test accuracy reviews of substance use disorders Klimas, Jan; Dormuth, Colin; Wood, Evan


Diagnostic test accuracy reviews increasingly are being used in substance use research, yet the majority of the studies considered in these reviews do not account appropriately for the primary endpoints of interest. Recently, the DSM-5 criteria have been largely criticized as poorly able to properly distinguish those with problematic use from those with substance use disorders.

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