Contextual factors in the activation of first diagnostic hypotheses: expert-novice differences.

@article{Hobus1987ContextualFI,
  title={Contextual factors in the activation of first diagnostic hypotheses: expert-novice differences.},
  author={P P Hobus and Henk G. Schmidt and Henny P. A. Boshuizen and Vimla L. Patel},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={1987},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={471-6}
}
According to Feltovich & Barrows (1984), the general frame used by medical experts to construct a mental representation of a particular patient problem contains a component part for those illness features that are associated with the acquisition of the illness. These 'enabling conditions' are related in several ways to the patient's disease. Examples are conditions like sex and age, or risk factors originating from work, behaviour and hereditary taint. Because of the sequential nature by which… CONTINUE READING

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