Tag Diagnostic tests

The crystal ball

Critical appraisal of clinical prediction rules How I wish I could predict the future! And not only to win millions in the lottery, which is the first thing you can think of. There are more important things in life than…
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probability of diagnostic

Crossing the threshold

Probability of diagnostic The world of medicine is a world of uncertainty. We can never be sure of anything at 100%, however obvious it may seem a diagnosis, but we cannot beat right and left with ultramodern diagnostics techniques or…
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The imperfect screening

Nobody is perfect. It is a fact. And a relief too. Because the problem is not to be imperfect, it is inevitable. The real problem is to believe one being perfect, to be ignorant of one’s limitations. And the same…
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All that glitters is not gold

A brother-in-law of mine is very concerned with a dilemma he’s gotten into. The thing is that he’s going to start a small business and he wants to hire a security guard to stay at the entrance door and watch…
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A never-ending story

Diagnostic odds ratio Today we won’t talk about dragons that take you for a walk if you get on its hump. Nor we’ll talk about men with feet on their heads or any other creature from the delusional mind of…
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