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February 1972

Quantification of Agreement in Multiple Psychiatric Diagnosis

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1972;26(2):168-171. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1972.01750200072015

To deal with the problem of indexing diagnostic agreement when clinicians make multiple diagnoses on the same case, an algorithm for calculating a specific level of disagreement for an individual case was developed, and a summary statistic for measuring overall agreement is defined. The output of a computer program for quantifying agreement on multiple diagnoses is described, and an application is given.