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Evidence based diagnosis: Prior probability saves money, time, and possibly lives

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:549
  1. Oscar M Jolobe, retired geriatrician (
  1. Didsbury M20 2RN

    EDITOR—Bayesian concepts of prior probability come to the aid of clinicians who aim to expedite diagnosis and treatment.1 In one series comprising 63 patients …

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