Low agreement among 24 doctors using the Neer-classification; only moderate agreement on displacement, even between specialists

S. Brorson*, J. Bagger, A. Sylvest, A. Hróbjartsson

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    Abstract

    Twenty-four orthopaedic surgeons classified 42 pairs of radiographs according to the Neer system for proximal humeral fractures. Mean kappa value for interobserver agreement was 0.27 (95% CI 0.26-0.28) with no clinically significant difference between orthopaedic residents (n=9), fellows (n=6) and specialists (n=9). Mean kappa for agreement of displacement versus non-displacement was 0.41 (95% CI 0.39-0.43) overall, and 0.50 (95% CI 0.45-0.56) within the specialist group. The agreement found in our study is unsatisfactory from a clinical perspective.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)271-273
    Antal sider3
    TidsskriftInternational Orthopaedics
    Vol/bind26
    Udgave nummer5
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2002

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