Pre-test probability tool

2019-12-12 connect health learns tool uk utilization of evidence in decision-making

Pretest Probability is defined as the probability of a patient having the target disorder before a diagnostic test result is known. It represents the probability that a specific patient, say a middle-aged man, with a specific past history, say hypertension and cigarette smoking, who presents to a specific clinical setting, like Accident and Emergency, with a specific symptom complex, say retrosternal chest pressure, dyspnoea and diaphoresis, has a specific diagnosis, such as acute myocardial infarction.