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A qualitative approach to Bayes' theorem
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    Comment on "A qualitative approach to Bayes' theorem" by Medow and Lucey

    Dear editor,

    We welcome the publication of Medow and Lucey in the December issue, describing a qualitative approach to Bayes' theorem [1]. Especially because the authors provide a new impulse to the development of clinician-friendly strategies for teaching clinical decision making skills.

    However, the approach proposed by the authors is not new. We reported a didactic model based on a visual representation of B...

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    Qualitative reasoning by elimination

    Dear Editor,

    Bayes theorem can only be applied properly when considering a single diagnosis or its absence e.g. the presence or absence of asymptomatic diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, hyperlipidaemia, cervical cancer, breast cancer, etc. These asymptomatic situations are very important in the clinical setting and also in the community. It is in these situations that the reasoning described in this paper can be...

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