TITLE

Giving the patient the single positive diagnosis that offers them the best outcome

AUTHOR(S)
Treasure, Wilfrid
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
British Journal of General Practice;Sep2012, Vol. 62 Issue 602, p485
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the importance of diagnosis, which may refer to the management, prognosis or risk of an individual to a disease. The author says how a healthcare practitioner choose, present and act on a diagnosis can make a patient more ill or better. To reduce uncertain of a diagnosis, prognosis and management, it is recommended to trust patient-centered consulting, examination skills and evidence-based medicine.
ACCESSION #
82827497

 

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