Diagnosis and Medication

Hamm, Robert M. (HSC) Robert-Hamm at OUHSC.EDU
Tue Nov 26 17:15:38 UTC 2013


Suggestion: though we academics can appreciate a general idea such as that medication use can affect diagnosis, to be useful for communicating with patients, and even for changing physicians' vigilance, it should be specific examples that are communicated about. 

Rob

Robert M. Hamm, PhD
Clinical Decision Making Program
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
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A very obvious starting point is that almost any set of symptoms could be caused by medication, with either appropriate or inappropriate use

So knowing about medication use can be very important

Albert W. Wu, MD, MPH, FACP
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Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Subject: [IMPROVEDX] Diagnosis and Medication

Can you share with me your thoughts on how medication use might affect a diagnosis?

Thanks

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