Why is the prescribed Bayesian method not employed for diagnosis in practice

Jain, Bimal P.,M.D. BJAIN at PARTNERS.ORG
Tue Apr 17 12:44:56 UTC 2018


In this attached paper, I discuss that the prescribed Bayesian method is not employed for diagnosis in practice because this method has been prescribed on grounds of its rationality defined as not losing a bet when a Bayesian diagnosis is looked upon as placing a bet. This reason for prescription has no relevance to diagnostic accuracy in a given, individual patient which is our main concern in practice and therefore this method is not employed.
Could someone give me a reference to a published CPC or a clinical problem solving exercise in which the Bayesian method was employed for diagnosis as I am unable to find such an exercise?
Please review and comment on this paper.
Thanks.

Bimal

Bimal P Jain MD
Northshore Medical Center
Lynn MA 01904.


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