Frequently asked questions

What is the method used by MedCalc for comparison of ROC curves?


We offer two alternatives:

  • the method by Hanley JA, McNeil BJ (1983): A method of comparing the areas under receiver operating characteristic curves derived from the same cases. Radiology, 148:839-843.
  • the method by DeLong ER, DeLong DM, Clarke-Pearson DL (1988): Comparing the areas under two or more correlated receiver operating characteristic curves: a nonparametric approach. Biometrics, 44, 837-845.


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