Explaining a positive test result to a patient

Xian Jin Xie

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Clinically clear, statistically sound and easy-to-understand interpretation of a screening result for a serious disease to a patient is very important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-77
Number of pages2
JournalTeaching Statistics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Bayes’ rule
  • Sensitivity
  • Specificity
  • Teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Education

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