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Re: [Phys-L] probability ... was: Bayes Theorem and Medical Tests

Is the argument that numerous false +’s indicate few false -’s?

The reason being the test is overly sensitive. [Better than the reverse, no?]

bc partly baked?

p.s. reminded don’t use the PSA test if over 70. False +’s are rather harmful and are often. 75% ouch!

On 2018/Oct/24, at 14:30, John Denker via Phys-l <> wrote:

It was nice to see that a little training in probability theory could come
in handy.