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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Canadian journal of veterinary research = Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire|
|State||Published - Jun 1990|
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