Why clinicians are natural bayesians.

  title={Why clinicians are natural bayesians.},
  author={Christopher Gill and Lora Sabin and Christopher H. Schmid},
  volume={330 7499},
Two main approaches are used to draw statistical inferences: frequentist and bayesian. Both are valid, although they differ methodologically and perhaps philosophically. However, the frequentist approach dominates the medical literature and is increasingly applied in clinical settings. This is ironic given that clinicians apply bayesian reasoning in framing and revising differential diagnoses without necessarily undergoing, or requiring, any formal training in bayesian statistics. To justify… CONTINUE READING
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