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The Pediatric Forum
April 2007

Finding Effective Screening Instruments for Autism Using Bayes Theorem

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.1-4 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.