Probability revision

Prim Care. 1995 Jun;22(2):235-45.


This article examines the principles of probability revision and four different ways of obtaining post-test probabilities: the hypothetical cohort method, likelihood ratios and odds, the Nomogram, and precalculation. The authors then show where pre-test probabilities can be obtained, and then how to interpret multiple tests.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Disease / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Primary Health Care / methods*
  • Probability*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity