Users' guides to the medical literature: XV. How to use an article about disease probability for differential diagnosis. Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group.

@article{Richardson1999UsersGT,
  title={Users' guides to the medical literature: XV. How to use an article about disease probability for differential diagnosis. Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group.},
  author={W. Scott Richardson and M. C. Wilson and Gordon H. Guyatt and Deborah J. Cook and Jim Nishikawa},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={281 13},
  pages={
          1214-9
        }
}
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