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Letters to the Editor
January 1999

Methodological Pitfalls in Evaluating Clinical Tests

Arch Neurol. 1999;56(1):123-124. doi:

Over the last few years the ARCHIVES has published a number of articles on the screening or diagnosis of dementia. The most recent one appeared in the March 1998 issue titled: "A 7 Minute Neurocognitive Screening Battery Highly Sensitive to Alzheimer's Disease."1 Interest in this topic is high among clinicians, researchers, and the general public. In fact, this article first came to our attention because it was reported in an Australian daily newspaper before the journal was available locally.