Pitfalls in the use of clinical algorithms.

  • C Sadler
  • Published 1986 in The Orthopedic clinics of North America


The algorithm is a very useful tool in medical practice. Like any other tool, it has advantages and disadvantages. The wise physician avoids a modality until he has learned how to use it. The same should be true of algorithms. Obtain some computer primers that explain the writing of algorithms. Experiment with algorithms of your own creation. When you reach… (More)


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