Incorporating severity of illness into estimates of likelihood ratiosQuantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Quantitative Health Sciences
Medical Subject HeadingsAlcohol Drinking; Alcoholism; *Erythrocyte Indices; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Probability
AbstractAlthough severity of illness may affect the usefulness of a diagnostic test, most previous work has considered test performance only in the dichotomous situation where the target disorder is considered present or absent. In this paper, a clinical example is provided and two methods presented whereby illness severity may be incorporated into the determination of likelihood ratios for a diagnostic test. The use of this approach is that given a test result, a clinician may determine the post-test probability of all levels of the illness in the patient under study.
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Citation InformationMichael Lichtenstein and Catarina I. Kiefe. "Incorporating severity of illness into estimates of likelihood ratios" Vol. 299 Iss. 1 (1990) ISSN: 0002-9629 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/catarina_kiefe/108/