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The diagnostic process 

The diagnostic process
The diagnostic process

Helen Ward

, Mireille B. Toledano

, Gavin Shaddick

, Bethan Davies

, and Paul Elliott

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date: 31 July 2021

Introduction: epidemiology in the clinic 4

Measures of disease frequency 6

Distribution of disease 9

Is there anything wrong? 10

Risk factors 12

Identifying risk factors 14

Validity of diagnostic tests 16

Clinical uses of predictive value 18

Pre-test probability 20

Likelihood ratios and post-test probabilities ...

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