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Applying calculations to clinical medicine requires nuance: response to Uy

  • Steven D. Stovitz
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    Corresponding author. Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Mill City Clinic, 901 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA. Tel.: +1 612 338 1383; fax: +1 612 339 1890.
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    University of Minnesota, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Published:September 09, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.08.008
      I read with interest “Key concepts in clinical epidemiology: Estimating pretest probability” [
      • Uy E.J.B.
      Key concepts in clinical epidemiology: Estimating pre-test probability.
      ] and agree that the multistep process of diagnosis is important for clinical care. This letter is written to express concern that parts of the commentary may lead clinicians and educators astray.
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