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The diagnostic process 

The diagnostic process
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The diagnostic process
Author(s):

Huw Llewelyn

, Hock Aun Ang

, Keir Lewis

, and Anees Al-Abdullah

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199679867.003.0001
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date: 21 October 2017

The purpose of this book - When and how to use this book - ‘Intuitive’ reasoning - ‘Transparent’ reasoning - Diagnostic leads and differentiators - Changing diagnostic leads - Confirming and finalizing a diagnosis - Evidence that ‘suggests’ a diagnosis - Confirmatory findings based on general evidence - Findings that suggest diagnoses based on general evidence - Explaining a diagnostic thought process - An evidence-based diagnosis and plan - Medical and surgical sieves - Diagnoses, hypotheses, and theories - Imagining an ideal clinical trial - Diagnostic classification, pathways, and tables - Dynamic diagnoses - Explaining diagnoses to patients - Informed consent - Minimizing diagnostic errors

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