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Evidence based diagnosis: Multiple tests with multiple responses are important

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:549
  1. Ram Kumar, paediatric neurology specialist registrar (
  1. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester M27 4HA

    EDITOR—Diagnostic reasoning is never carried out by using a single test alone: doctors should take a history first, do an examination, then do the tests.1 Each stage adds variables to a multivariable rather than a univariate prediction process, already …

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