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cutoff

EBM
A measurable value of a screening variable which distinguishes screen positive from screen negative results.  

Graduate education UK
A critical score on an assessment, which marks the boundary between those scores considered as “pass” and those considered as “fail”.
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The new ASCO/CAP guidelines redefine a HER2positive result as 3+ staining by IHC of greater than 30% of invasive tumor cells, as compared with the 10% cutoff used in the clinical trials leading to approval of trastuzumab.
Not just commerce, even science cutoffs have also broken all records.
Prevalence of underweight, overweight/obesity and obesity in three Asian groups estimated by 1) WHO cutoffs for global use: underweight, BMI < 18.5 kg/[m.sup.2] ; overweight, BMI [greater than or equal to] 25 kg/[m.sup.2] ; obesity, BMI [greater than or equal to] 30 kg/[m.sup.2] ; 2) WHO recommended cutoffs for Asians (WHO expert consultation, 2004): underweight, BMI < 18.5 kg/[m.sup.2]; increased risk, BMI [greater than or equal to] 23 kg/[m.sup.2] (used to define overweight); high risk, BMI [greater than or equal to] 27.5 kg/[m.sup.2] (used to define obesity), were expressed as frequencies adjusted for age, gender and ethnicity.
EVERY WELL-COACHED baseball team has a basic number of cutoff and relay plays designed to prevent the opposing baserunners from advancing.
What we must keep in mind is that, even when complex statistical formulas are used in setting cutoffs, their mathematical precision is not a substitute for sound professional judgment.
Auditors should apply those procedures when they are concerned about control risk for sales cutoff, even if they have examined subsequent collections.
We employed low-pass filtering with progressively lower cutoff frequencies (i.e., progressive removal of the high-frequency content of the signal) in order to identify the upper limits of the frequency components of the signal that are critical for accurate localization of elevation and front/back position.
Kirori Mal College (KMC) reopened admissions for commerce at 96.50 per cent cutoff and history at 93.50 per cent.
These cutoffs gave sensitivities of 92% for white Europeans and 98% for South Asians, and positive predictive values of 70% and 54%, respectively, while maintaining the nearly 100% specificity and negative predictive values for both ethnicities.
Melendez expressed her hope that cutoffs for artists be uniform in tapings.
This study highlights the utility of a two-screen process and demonstrates that differential cutoff values for the first and second screens could optimize both screening sensitivity and specificity.
For cardiometabolic cutoffs of AHtR and BMI percentile, male sensitivity and accuracy were higher, while female specificity was higher.