Medical screening tasks are often difficult, visual searches with low target prevalence (low rates of disease). Under laboratory conditions, when targets are rare, nonexpert searchers show decreases in false-positive results and increases in false-negative results compared with results when targets are common. This prevalence effect is not due to vigilance failures or target unfamiliarity.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2011|
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