A permutation test to compare receiver operating characteristic curves

Biometrics. 2000 Dec;56(4):1134-8. doi: 10.1111/j.0006-341x.2000.01134.x.

Abstract

We developed a permutation test in our earlier paper (Venkatraman and Begg, 1996, Biometrika 83, 835-848) to test the equality of receiver operating characteristic curves based on continuous paired data. Here we extend the underlying concepts to develop a permutation test for continuous unpaired data, and we study its properties through simulations.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biometry / methods
  • Calibration
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine*
  • Disease / classification
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Models, Statistical
  • Probability
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • ROC Curve
  • Radiotherapy, Conformal / adverse effects
  • Rectum