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Article: The utility of ancillary tests in the diagnosis of jaundice

TitleThe utility of ancillary tests in the diagnosis of jaundice
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Issue Date1988
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Medical Informatics, 1988, v. 13 n. 2, p. 93-104 How to Cite?
AbstractThe helpfulness of technological tests in the diagnosis of diseases presenting as jaundice was examined using a measure of expected utility derived from decision theory. Data from 243 patients admitted with jaundice yielded a total of 2260 test-results from twenty seven tests used. The results were partitioned into a total of 123 bands. Forty-three bands had a sufficient number of results to be considered for calculation. Eleven out of the 27 tests and 16 of 123 bands gave information recognized to be worthwhile. They contributed to the diagnosis of the 7 commonest diseases, and would permit the selection of the best combination of tests to be performed. The frequency of use of tests did not reflect their utility. A test-sequencing proforma might be a useful aid in the work-up of patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147819
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dc.contributor.authorKhoo, USen_US
dc.contributor.authorLavelle, SMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-29T06:09:23Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-29T06:09:23Z-
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.identifier.citationMedical Informatics, 1988, v. 13 n. 2, p. 93-104en_US
dc.identifier.issn0307-7640en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147819-
dc.description.abstractThe helpfulness of technological tests in the diagnosis of diseases presenting as jaundice was examined using a measure of expected utility derived from decision theory. Data from 243 patients admitted with jaundice yielded a total of 2260 test-results from twenty seven tests used. The results were partitioned into a total of 123 bands. Forty-three bands had a sufficient number of results to be considered for calculation. Eleven out of the 27 tests and 16 of 123 bands gave information recognized to be worthwhile. They contributed to the diagnosis of the 7 commonest diseases, and would permit the selection of the best combination of tests to be performed. The frequency of use of tests did not reflect their utility. A test-sequencing proforma might be a useful aid in the work-up of patients.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofMedical Informaticsen_US
dc.subject.meshBlood Chemical Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshDecision Theoryen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshJaundice - Diagnosis - Radiographyen_US
dc.subject.meshPredictive Value Of Testsen_US
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_US
dc.titleThe utility of ancillary tests in the diagnosis of jaundiceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailKhoo, US:uskhoo@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityKhoo, US=rp00362en_US
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dc.identifier.pmid3405020-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0023942050en_US
dc.identifier.volume13en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage93en_US
dc.identifier.epage104en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1988P111700004-

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