What a doctor may miss by reaching for the MRI first

Ted.E.Palen at KP.ORG Ted.E.Palen at KP.ORG
Tue May 20 21:49:12 UTC 2014


Hi all
Thanks Dean,
In an era where the use of virtual care, eConsults, remote monitoring, and video visits are rapidly expanding we desperately need criteria for helping virtual care physicians and provider know when these types of visits are appropriate. And tools (guidelines, intelligent self-triage) for patients. Physical exam skills are needed but need the be used in conjunction with new models of care delivery. 
Ted Palen, PhD, MD

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> On May 20, 2014, at 5:17 PM, "Lorri Zipperer" <Lorri at ZPM1.COM> wrote:
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> With thanks to Dean Sittig for finding it, here's a tantalizing story on re-emphasizing the physical exam in medical training as a critical skill in diagnosis.
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> Sandra G. Boodman and Kaiser Health News. Washington Post, May 19 2014.
> http://tinyurl.com/ngtupcr
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> Mark
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