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Does prevalence matter to physicians in estimating post-test probability of disease? A randomized trial

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Deom, Marie
Published in Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2011, vol. 26, no. 4, p. 373-8
Collection Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Abstract The probability of a disease following a diagnostic test depends on the sensitivity and specificity of the test, but also on the prevalence of the disease in the population of interest (or pre-test probability). How physicians use this information is not well known.
Keywords AdultDiagnostic Errors/prevention & controlDiagnostic Tests, Routine/methods/standards/statistics & numerical dataFemaleHumansMaleMiddle AgedModels, StatisticalPhysicians/standardsPrevalenceProbabilityQuestionnaires
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PMID: 21053091
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Research group Epidémiologie clinique (115)
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AGORITSAS, Thomas et al. Does prevalence matter to physicians in estimating post-test probability of disease? A randomized trial. In: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2011, vol. 26, n° 4, p. 373-8. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:25179

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