A computer-derived protocol using recursive partitioning to aid in estimating prognosis of horses with abdominal pain in referral hospitals.

Peter J Pascoe, N. G. Ducharme, G. R. Ducharme, J. H. Lumsden

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Abstract

In order to determine which variables are useful and accurate in estimating prognosis in horses with abdominal pain, data were analyzed from 231 horses presented at a veterinary teaching hospital. Using multiple stepwise discriminant analysis in a recursive partition model, we obtained a decision protocol that identified survivors and nonsurvivors. The prevalence of survivors was 61% in this population. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of this model were 71, 83, 87 and 65%, respectively. This decision protocol was validated by Jackknife classification and also by evaluation with a referral population of 100 horses in which the prevalence of survivors was 83%. This led to sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of 83, 78, 94 and 50%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-378
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian journal of veterinary research = Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire
Volume54
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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