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Table 3 Diagnostic properties of PRONE-HP: Predicting new complaint within 2 years

From: Identification of practitioners at high risk of complaints to health profession regulators

  Threshold (90th percentile)a PPVb NPVc Sensitivityd Specificitye Number of practitioners above thresholdf
Doctors 30 93·1% 90·1% 17·6% 99·8% 6245
Dentists/Dental Prosthetists 30 91·6% 87·9% 15·3% 99·8% 1203
Chiropractors 23 71·1% 95·7% 23·1% 99·5% 349
Psychologists 18 54·9% 96·8% 32·9% 98·7% 2594
Pharmacists 18 39·9% 96·6% 24·3% 98·3% 1981
Podiatrists 16 34·0% 97·9% 29·6% 98·3% 311
ATSI health practitioners 17 25·3% 97·0% 8·6% 99·2% 50
Optometrists 14 12·7% 97·3% 10·0% 97·9% 553
Osteopaths 12 8·4% 98·7% 29·6% 94·4% 450
Other dental practitioners 12 7·3% 98·5% 9·9% 98·0% 621
Physiotherapists 9 7·3% 99·2% 17·6% 97·7% 2676
Nurses 9 5·7% 99·1% 33·9% 92·8% 95,722
Medical radiation practitioners 6 5·5% 99·6% 30·3% 97·0% 1970
Occupational therapists 7 5·4% 99·3% 19·4% 97·3% 1803
Midwives 5 5·2% 99·5% 27·8% 96·4% 11,581
Chinese medicine practitioners 13 4·7% 98·0% 12·5% 94·3% 1456
  1. aCalculated using the person-period dataset in which an individual’s PRONE-HP score can change over time
  2. bPositive predictive value: the proportion of those who test positive who have another complaint within 2 years
  3. cNegative predictive value: the proportion of those who test negative who do not have another complaint within 2 years
  4. dThe proportion who test positive among those who have another complaint within 2 years
  5. eThe proportion who test negative among those who do not have another complaint within 2 years
  6. fCalculated using the individual as the unit of analysis (person dataset), taking the maximum PRONE-HP score that was observed