Positive tests

Bursztajn, Harold J. harold_bursztajn at HMS.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Mar 9 02:39:02 UTC 2015


Write on Steve!  At the same tme there is the problem that TMI can lead unnecessary TMJ  as well as needles lost in haystacks:-)
How to balance?

cheers to all

H
Harold J. Bursztajn, MD

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From: Pauker, Stephen [SPauker at TUFTSMEDICALCENTER.ORG]
Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2015 8:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [IMPROVEDX] Positive tests

In my experience and writings , negative or normal test results can be quite important in making a diagnosis, so not communicating them to the patient can be withholding key information. All results positive or negative should be communicated. Further withholding them can sometimes lead to repeating the test

Steve



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From: Robert Bell [rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET<mailto:rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET>]
Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2015 01:33 PM Eastern Standard Time
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Subject: [IMPROVEDX] Positive tests


Many doctor's offices only call or mention to patients positive test results that have been undertaken (particularly lab tests). Is that a good thing and does it in any way impact diagnosis?

Also, what are the effects of the new electronic portals on diagnosis. It is a big change in medicine.

Rob Bell

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