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A theorem in probability theory named for Thomas Bayes (17021761). In epidemiology, it is used to obtain the probability of disease in a group of people with some characteristic on the basis of the overall rate of that disease and of the likelihood of that characteristic in healthy and diseased individuals. The most familiar application is in clinical decision analysis where it is used for estimating the probability of a particular diagnosis given the appearance of some symptoms or test result.
Descriptor ID 
D001499

MeSH Number(s) 
E05.318.740.600.200 N05.715.360.750.625.150 N06.850.520.830.600.200

Concept/Terms 
Bayesian Analysis Bayesian Analysis
 Bayesian Approach
 Approach, Bayesian
 Approachs, Bayesian
 Bayesian Approachs
 Analysis, Bayesian

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