The diagnostic role of gut feelings in general practice A focus group study of the concept and its determinants

  title={The diagnostic role of gut feelings in general practice A focus group study of the concept and its determinants},
  author={Erik Stolper and M A van Bokhoven and Paul Houben and P Van royen and Margje W. J. van de Wiel and Trudy DEM van der Weijden and Geert Jan Dinant},
  journal={BMC Family Practice},
  pages={17 - 17}
BACKGROUND General practitioners sometimes base clinical decisions on gut feelings alone, even though there is little evidence of their diagnostic and prognostic value in daily practice. Research into these aspects and the use of the concept in medical education require a practical and valid description of gut feelings. The goal of our study was therefore to describe the concept of gut feelings in general practice and to identify their main determinants METHODS Qualitative research including… CONTINUE READING
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