Reassurance after diagnostic testing with a low pretest probability of serious disease: systematic review and meta-analysis.

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IMPORTANCE Diagnostic tests are often ordered by physicians in patients with a low pretest probability of disease to rule out conditions and reassure the patient. OBJECTIVE To study the effect of diagnostic tests on worry about illness, anxiety, symptom persistence, and subsequent use of health care resources in patients with a low pretest probability of… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2762

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