The comparative cost-effectiveness of statistical decision rules and experienced physicians in pharyngitis management.

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We examined whether probability-based decisions for streptococcal pharyngitis, using probabilities derived from predictive models along with Tompkins' decision rules, could be more cost-effective than the actual decisions of ten physicians. We retrospectively calculated the probability of a positive throat culture ("disease") for each of 310 patients using… (More)

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@article{Cebul1986TheCC, title={The comparative cost-effectiveness of statistical decision rules and experienced physicians in pharyngitis management.}, author={Randall D. Cebul and Roy M. Poses}, journal={JAMA}, year={1986}, volume={256 24}, pages={3353-7} }