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Understanding false negative/positive in medical tests

Discussion in 'Information and Resources' started by Snowdrop, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    For those of us who are science challenged I decided to provide a link to web page that talks about statistics and what they really mean with regard to getting a positive or negative test result.

    https://betterexplained.com/articles/an-intuitive-and-short-explanation-of-bayes-theorem/

    I may add to this if I come across other useful info that explains concepts relevant to understanding medical testing or related matters.

    Here's a link to several pages worth of primer on viruses and how antivirals work in the body:

    https://www.shmoop.com/microorganisms-viruses/
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2017

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