Predictors of diagnostic accuracy and safe management in difficult diagnostic problems in family medicine.

@article{Kostopoulou2008PredictorsOD,
  title={Predictors of diagnostic accuracy and safe management in difficult diagnostic problems in family medicine.},
  author={Olga Kostopoulou and Jurriaan P Oudhoff and Radhika Nath and Brendan C Delaney and Craig W Munro and Clare Harries and Roger Holder},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={668-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of information gathering and clinical experience on the diagnosis and management of difficult diagnostic problems in family medicine. METHOD Seven diagnostic scenarios including 1 to 4 predetermined features of difficulty were constructed and presented on a computer to 84 physicians: 21 residents in family medicine, 21 family physicians with 1 to 3 y in practice, and 42 family physicians with >or=10 y in practice. Following the Active Information Search… CONTINUE READING