Statistical methods for reliability and validity testing: an application to nominal group judgments in health care

Med Care. 1977 Nov;15(11):922-8. doi: 10.1097/00005650-197711000-00006.


We discuss statistical methods to analyze data for reliability (agreement among or between raters) and validity. Such analysis are frequently required for medical care data. We also discuss the application of these statistical methods to a study of the reliability and validity of nominal group estimation procedures to identify cost-effective topics for quality assurance purposes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Achievement
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Decision Making*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Patient Care Team
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • Statistics as Topic*