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Visualizing the Bayesian 2-test case: The effect of tree diagrams on medical decision making

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Binder, Karin ; Krauss, Stefan ; Bruckmaier, Georg ; Marienhagen, Jörg
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 15 May 2018 11:02


In medicine, diagnoses based on medical test results are probabilistic by nature. Unfortunately, cognitive illusions regarding the statistical meaning of test results are well documented among patients, medical students, and even physicians. There are two effective strategies that can foster insight into what is known as Bayesian reasoning situations: (1) translating the statistical information ...


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