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How to appraise an article on diagnosis

  • Hagen Rampes (a1), James P. Warner (a2) and Robert Blizard (a2)
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In our evidence-based journal club we appraised an article investigating the use of the CAGE questions in screening psychiatric populations for alcohol misuse. We calculated a likelihood ratio of four for a score of two or more positive CAGE questions, suggesting the CAGE is a moderately useful screening instrument.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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How to appraise an article on diagnosis

  • Hagen Rampes (a1), James P. Warner (a2) and Robert Blizard (a2)
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