TITLE

The modern scientific physician: 3. Scientific diagnosis

AUTHOR(S)
Miettinen, Olli S.
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/18/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 6, p781
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the practice of scientific diagnosis in clinical medicine. How to rationally arrive at an appropriate probability of the presence of an illness in a patient; Diagnosis-oriented specialization in radiology; Importance of adhering to thoroughness in diagnosis.
ACCESSION #
5214079

 

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