Limited value of patient history and physical examination in diagnosing deep vein thrombosis in primary care.

@article{DonnerBanzhoff2005LimitedVO,
  title={Limited value of patient history and physical examination in diagnosing deep vein thrombosis in primary care.},
  author={Norbert Donner-Banzhoff},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={
          579
        }
}
paper1 on the effectiveness of the history and physical findings in diagnosing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Contrary to previous work they have recruited a sufficient number of consecutive patients at the primary care level to examine the diagnostic performance of 17 different predictors. They conclude, that these do not differentiate to an acceptable degree between patients who have DVT and those who have not. However, I would like to take issue with this conclusion. I would even suggest that… CONTINUE READING

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