In clinical epidemiology the Bayes theorem finds ever more use to render clinical acting more objective. It is shown that unusual examinations of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) as noise producing with ladle covers may quite objectively be evaluated. With the help of the likelihood ratio computed thereby, also a ranking of importance (clinical utility) of symptoms can be provided. The single most important symptom for BSE is photosensibility.
SAT Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde 12/2011; 153(12):565-7. DOI:10.1024/0036-7281/a000274 · 0.38 Impact Factor