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How the routine reporting of laboratory measurement uncertainty might affect clinical decision making in acute and emergency medicine

Whyte, MB and Vincent, RP (2016) How the routine reporting of laboratory measurement uncertainty might affect clinical decision making in acute and emergency medicine Emergency Medicine Journal, 33 (4). pp. 278-279.

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Abstract

Twentieth century medical practice placed an emphasis on history and examination skills, as expounded by William Osler. A clinical impression would be formed and laboratory tests would then confirm, refine or refute the diagnosis. This paradigm incorporates the concept of pretest probability — a Bayesian approach whereby the post-test probability of a disease is influenced by the sensitivity and specificity of the test and the pretest probability (ie, likelihood) of the disease.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Biosciences and Medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Whyte, MBUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vincent, RPUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2016
Identification Number : 10.1136/emermed-2015-205438
Copyright Disclaimer : This article has been accepted for publication in Emergency Medicine Journal, following peer review. The definitive copyedited, typeset version: Martin B Whyte, Royce P Vincent, How the routine reporting of laboratory measurement uncertainty might affect clinical decision making in acute and emergency medicine, is available online at: http://emj.bmj.com/content/33/4/278.extract?sid=af1fe228-641b-46c7-a5c4-e285151dbd4bcom
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 31 Aug 2016 14:05
Last Modified : 31 Aug 2016 14:05
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811927

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