A question - the primary complaint
peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 15 02:01:06 UTC 2016
Of course, I try to remind doctors that patients are really unaware of this
until they go to a doctor, want to discuss what might be multiple
symptoms. They are then told that they may discuss only one problem...and
we patients know that the body is not a gathering of unrelated parts. So
very counter-intuitive and mystifying to patients.
On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 5:10 PM, robert bell <
0000000296e45ec4-dmarc-request at list.improvediagnosis.org> wrote:
> I have noticed that physicians when seeing a patient in an office setting
> often focus on the primary complaint with laser like enthusiasm, almost to
> the exclusion of anything else.
> I suspect this is mainly related to time restraints.
> However, in the big scheme of things is the past history, family history,
> drug allergies, etc. etc. that important?
> In terms of a wrong diagnosis, or bad outcome, is this a small,
> intermediate or large problem in the number of diagnostic errors made?
> Rob Bell M.D., Ph.C.
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