Dx error & epidural abscess

Tom Benzoni benzonit at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 7 16:54:56 UTC 2017


It has the usual recommendation: work harder or the beatings will continue.

To be correctly done, we have to define the complaint as expressed by the
patient.
If they're having chest pain and tell me they stubbed their toe, we've got
an infinity problem.

And for anyone anywhere, there has to be an acceptable error rate for that
moment in time.
When time is added, the error rate (and the size of the population studied)
falls.
This makes things much easier.
Which is why 2nd opinions tend to get it righter (maybe.)

tom


On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 11:32 PM, Mark Graber <graber.mark at gmail.com> wrote:

> Congratulations to Viraj Bhise & colleagues for an informative article on
> diagnosing spinal epidural abscess – for SURE one of the low-hanging fruit
> areas where timeliness of diagnosis needs to improve.
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> http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.03.009
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