Descriptor English:  Bayes Theorem  
Descriptor Spanish: 
Teorema de Bayes
 
Descriptor Portuguese:  Teorema de Bayes  
Descriptor French:  Théorème de Bayes  
Entry term(s): 
Analysis, Bayesian Approach, Bayesian Approachs, Bayesian Bayesian Analysis Bayesian Approach Bayesian Approachs Bayesian Estimation Bayesian Forecast Bayesian Method Bayesian Prediction Forecast, Bayesian Method, Bayesian Prediction, Bayesian Theorem, Bayes 

Tree number(s): 
E05.318.740.600.200 N05.715.360.750.625.150 N06.850.520.830.600.200 

RDF Unique Identifier:  https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001499  
Scope note:  A theorem in probability theory named for Thomas Bayes (17021761). In epidemiology, it is used to obtain the probability of disease in a group of people with some characteristic on the basis of the overall rate of that disease and of the likelihood of that characteristic in healthy and diseased individuals. The most familiar application is in clinical decision analysis where it is used for estimating the probability of a particular diagnosis given the appearance of some symptoms or test result. 

Annotation:  IM general only 

Allowable Qualifiers:  No qualifiers  
Previous Indexing: 
Probability (19661974) 

Public MeSH Note:  91; was see under PROBABILITY 197590 

Online Note:  search PROBABILITY 196874 

History Note:  91(75); was see under PROBABILITY 197590 

DeCS ID:  28635  
Unique ID:  D001499  
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL):  Click here to access the VHL documents  
Date Established:  1991/01/01  
Date of Entry:  1999/01/01  
Revision Date:  2015/07/09 


ANALYTICAL, DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES, AND EQUIPMENT
Investigative Techniques [E05]Investigative Techniques

Bayes Theorem
 Preferred
Bayesian Forecast
 Related but not broader or narrower
Bayesian Prediction
 Related but not broader or narrower
Bayesian Analysis
 Related but not broader or narrower
Bayesian Method
 Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI 
M0002234 
Scope note  A theorem in probability theory named for Thomas Bayes (17021761). In epidemiology, it is used to obtain the probability of disease in a group of people with some characteristic on the basis of the overall rate of that disease and of the likelihood of that characteristic in healthy and diseased individuals. The most familiar application is in clinical decision analysis where it is used for estimating the probability of a particular diagnosis given the appearance of some symptoms or test result. 
Preferred term  Bayes Theorem 
Entry term(s) 
Theorem, Bayes 
Concept UI 
M0002236 
Preferred term  Bayesian Forecast 
Entry term(s) 
Forecast, Bayesian 
Concept UI 
M0002238 
Preferred term  Bayesian Prediction 
Entry term(s) 
Bayesian Estimation Prediction, Bayesian 
Concept UI 
M0002235 
Preferred term  Bayesian Analysis 
Entry term(s) 
Analysis, Bayesian Approach, Bayesian Approachs, Bayesian Bayesian Approach Bayesian Approachs 
Concept UI 
M0002237 
Preferred term  Bayesian Method 
Entry term(s) 
Method, Bayesian 