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

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Twenty-four orthopaedic surgeons classified 42 pairs of radiographs according to the Neer system for proximal humeral fractures. Mean kappa value for inter-observer 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.
TidsskriftInternational Orthopaedics
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)271-3
Antal sider3
StatusUdgivet - 2002

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