quick ?

Vic Nicholls nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 23 17:45:29 UTC 2014

Hmmm if you're talking about the flu, colds, etc. 40% is too much. 
Otherwise in my case 25% to 30% would be correct.

My former PCP had a rate of about 100%. Simple: he knew my "reference 
ranges" were smaller and tighter, and took changes in them to figure it 
out. I learned to do the same thing and my hit rate was excellent. When 
you tried to tell other docs how to do that, I would get told it makes 
things harder that way. Well if all you are reading is a lab chart and 
making a decision I guess so.

It requires a bit of brain cell thought but looking at a pattern and 
going aha doesn't seem to take me but about 15 min or less.

On 4/23/2014 12:01 PM, Pauker, Stephen wrote:
> What # is quoted for freq of diag errors in routine practice
> without reference to selection bias??
> I think I heard a news story quoting something like 40% of encounters 
> or patients.
> Hard to believe that # which seems grossly inflated
> Steve

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