So I'm an Internal Medicine Resident with an interest in mathematics and I have a BS in physics and MS in math. Lately I've been getting more into the statistical interpretation of diagnostic test, signs, and symptoms and the application to clinical reasoning. I would like to have a better fundamental understanding of how it affects clinical reasoning. I understand a little of probability through the lens of quantum mechanics, however I haven't really studied higher level statistics as I mostly focused on geometry/topology.

So essentially my question is what would be some good intermediate level resources/books on probability theory? I think ideally it would be something with an applied bent as well, and maybe some exposure to decision theory.


  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to MSE. That question is off-topic here. $\endgroup$ Jul 10 at 14:17
  • $\begingroup$ Why off-topic, if there is even a tag for “book-recommendation”? $\endgroup$
    – Son Gohan
    Jul 10 at 18:40

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This may be helpful at the level of presentation you want, with lots of worked examples in Python also.



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