The nature of medical evidence and its inherent uncertainty for the clinical consultation: qualitative study.

@article{Griffiths2005TheNO,
  title={The nature of medical evidence and its inherent uncertainty for the clinical consultation: qualitative study.},
  author={Frances Griffiths and Eileen Green and Maria Tsouroufli},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2005},
  volume={330 7490},
  pages={511}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe how clinicians deal with the uncertainty inherent in medical evidence in clinical consultations. DESIGN Qualitative study. SETTING Clinical consultations related to hormone replacement therapy, bone densitometry, and breast screening in seven general practices and three secondary care clinics in the UK NHS. PARTICIPANTS Women aged 45-64. RESULTS 45 of the 109 relevant consultations included sufficient discussion for analysis. The consultations could be categorised… CONTINUE READING

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