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Bayesian method of diagnosis

  • 1.  Bayesian method of diagnosis

    Posted 14 days ago
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    In the attached paper, I analyze the Bayesian method of diagnosis and point out that even though it has been prescribed, it does not appear to be employed for diagnosis in practice.
    This discrepancy arises, I argue, from a profound difference between the reason for prescription of this method and the goal of diagnosis in practice.
    This method is not employed, I suggest, because the goal in practice of accurate determination of a disease in different patients with varying prior probabilities is not met by it.
    The method employed for diagnosis in practice, I propose, is the frequentist confidence method which is the other (other than the Bayesian) major method of statistical inference.
    Please review and comment on this paper. Thanks.

    Bimal

    Bimal Jain MD
    Northshore Medical Center
    Salem MA 01970.
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  • 2.  RE: Bayesian method of diagnosis

    Posted 11 days ago
    Dr. Jain,
    I am reviewing your paper and should be able to provide a response next week.
    Neal Dawson





  • 3.  RE: Bayesian method of diagnosis

    Posted 11 days ago
    Thanks.

    Bimal