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Data Analysis and Reporting 

Data Analysis and Reporting
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Data Analysis and Reporting
Author(s):

Jun Kimura

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199738687.003.0030
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date: 16 October 2021

This chapter discusses data analysis as it relates to the acquisition of reference values, expert systems to facilitate interlaboratory communication, and interpretation of study results in the clinical context. Other matters of importance concernreporting the impression to the referring physician and ethical considerations in clinical practice. Most neurophysiologic evaluation in the clinical setting makes comparison between a patient finding and some set of normative data. Thus, the quality of such a database plays an essential role for diagnostic accuracy and yields. Established control values should accompany a detailed description of the technique for clinical use. The narrative summary, which follows the tabulated data, should list pertinent abnormalities, drawing a relationship between physiologic changes and anatomical localization. The concluding impression should state the most likely diagnosis based on electrophysiologic data and clinical information.

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