The Pediatric Forum
April 2007

Finding Effective Screening Instruments for Autism Using Bayes Theorem

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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(4):415-416. doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.4.415

Several screening instruments for the early detection of autism in young children have been developed.14 The usefulness of these instruments in clinical practice remains to be established, because many children need to be screened to correctly identify one child with autism.

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