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Bayes Theorem MeSH Descriptor Data 2022

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Bayes Theorem
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IM general only
Scope Note
A theorem in probability theory named for Thomas Bayes (1702-1761). 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.
Entry Term(s)
Analysis, Bayesian
Bayesian Analysis
Bayesian Approach
Bayesian Estimation
Bayesian Forecast
Bayesian Method
Bayesian Prediction
Previous Indexing
Probability (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under PROBABILITY 1975-90
Online Note
search PROBABILITY 1968-74
History Note
91(75); was see under PROBABILITY 1975-90
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Bayes Theorem Preferred
Bayesian Forecast Related
Bayesian Prediction Related
Bayesian Analysis Related
Bayesian Method Related
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