Pre-test Probability: It is defined as the probability of a patient having the suspected disease before application of a diagnostic test.
Determining the pre-test probability is the first step in making a clinical diagnosis.
Pre-test Odds: It is defined as the odds that a patient has the suspected disease before application of a diagnostic test.
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