Using Clinical Prediction Rules in Your Practice

  • Mark H. Ebell
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Abstract

How likely is a disease? What is a patient’s prognosis? Can we expect surgery to be successful? Taking care of patients involves many predictions and estimates. Answering these questions accurately is critical for the physician who wants to provide high quality, cost-effective care for his or her patients. Traditionally, we have based these estimates and predictions on our judgment and clinical experience.

Keywords

Likelihood Ratio Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve Serum Ferritin Misclassification Rate Pretest Probability 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark H. Ebell
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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