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Geographic uniformity of diagnosis

  • 1.  Geographic uniformity of diagnosis

    Posted 08-12-2021 13:23
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    We find that many diseases such as acute MI and pulmonary embolism are diagnosed from test results in a similar manner all over the world despite differences in prevalence of these diseases in different regions. This indicates the diagnosis of these diseases is not Bayesian. This uniformity is achieved, as I discuss in the attached short paper, by the random nature of series of patients in whom we suspect a disease. The method employed for diagnosis of these diseases is the frequentist confidence method.

    Bimal 

    Bimal Jain MD
    Mass General Brigham/Salem Hospital
    Salem MA 01970.
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