Likelihood ratios should have been given

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1161 (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1161
  1. Simon Sanderson
  1. Senior registrar in public health medicine Cambridge and Huntingdon Health Commission, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge CB1 5EF

    EDITOR,—A P Davie and colleagues examine the role of electrocardiography in identifying left ventricular systolic dysfunction.1 While electrocardiography is a useful first line investigation in patients deemed suitable for open access echocardiography, it would be a mistake to recommend it as a useful investigation for all patients with suspected chronic heart failure in, for example, general practice. The problem is not with the validity of Davie and colleagues' …

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