Term: Youden's Index
Last Updated: 2006-10-20
The index is defined as sensitivity + specificity - 1, where sensitivity and specificity are calculated as proportions. Youden's index has minimum and maximum values of -1 and +1, respectively, with a value of +1 representing the optimal value for an algorithm.
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