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

Published inJournal of general internal medicine, vol. 26, no. 4, p. 373-378
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  • Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Publication date2011
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
  • Adult
  • Diagnostic Errors/prevention & control
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine/methods/standards/statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Statistical
  • Physicians/standards
  • Prevalence
  • Probability
  • Questionnaires
Citation (ISO format)
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. 373–378. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1540-5
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ISSN of the journal0884-8734
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