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False Positive

False Positive - the proportion of positives in a group that were assessed incorrectly (assessed as positive when the patient was actually negative)
  • Test Results: Although most tests/assessments result in either a positive or negative, the accuracy of a test is dependent on the number  of positives and negatives that are correct. Therefore, when the accuracy of a test is determined, their are 4 possible results, because a positive or negative result could be right (true) or wrong (false).