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Patient centred diagnosis

By Madhukar Pai Moderator | 05 Nov, 2017

Please see this interesting BMJ paper. We usually focus on technology in diagnostics, but not on the patient. This paper makes these key points:

-Patient centred diagnosis is best practised through shared decision making; an iterative dialogue between doctor and patient, which respects a patient’s needs, values, preferences, and circumstances

-Shared decision making for diagnostic situations differs fundamentally from that for treatment decisions. This has important implications when considering its practical application

-The nature of dialogue should be tailored to the specific diagnostic decision; scenarios with higher stakes or uncertainty usually require more detailed conversations

URL http://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j4218



edgar franchi Replied at 4:55 PM, 5 Nov 2017

I always tell my students the importance to be focused on the patient..his
or her needs...independently of the complementary studies our patients are
the cornerstone on how to make an appropiate diagnosis...if most of the
practicioners would have in mind the aforementioned statement..we could be
better physicians...more humanitarians and also we save a lot of money in
unnecesary tests of laboratory.

El 5/11/2017 16:53, "Madhukar Pai via GHDonline" <>

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