The Rational Clinical Examination
David L. Simel, Drummond Rennie
David L. Simel, Alan Detsky, Amy Rosenthal
Make the Diagnosis: Malnourishment, Adult
criterion standard comparisons (diagnostic tests), make the diagnosis, malnutrition, prior probability
"The prior probability for adult malnutrition has a broad range.
Among hospitalized medical or surgical patients, the prevalence
is 10% to 40%. The prevalence among healthy patients, by
definition, will be much lower...."
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