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Article on bayesian methods was right

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1573
  1. James E Parker, retired paediatrician (
  1. 89 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 8A1

    EDITOR—Bayes's theorem was invoked in a paper about screening for HIV by Meyer and Pauker in 1987.1 The philosophy imparted had much to do with attitudes to screening for HIV infection and its legacy on the …

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