Uncertainty

Phillip Benton pgbentonmd at AOL.COM
Tue Jun 20 15:52:05 UTC 2017


Rob & Xavier,
The standard in patient/plaintiff's lawsuits is that when a physician is formulating a Diff Dx, the most dangerous Dx should be placed at the top and ruled out first. Stated simply, the STAKES matter far more than the ODDS.
Phillip  Benton, MD, JD
Adjunct Professor
Emoty Law School


Phillip Benton
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On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 robert bell <0000000296e45ec4-dmarc-request at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG> wrote:

Xavier,


I would think not in a very scientific way. But it should be, and explained to the patient.


Doing a study with HCPs on their impression of the frequency of certain diseases/conditions in their practice and also in general practice would be interesting. The range I suspect would be eye opening.


A similar study on the length to diagnosis of rarer conditions would also be enlightening.


Should we not be able to get this information now from data bases?


Rob Bell MD.



On Jun 3, 2017, at 4:08 AM, Xavier Prida <dr.xavier.prida at GMAIL.COM> wrote:


Is uncertainty allowed for in the expectations of diagnosis and management?

Article;

Assumptions of Quality Medicine- The Role of Uncertainty

doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0257


​Xavier​


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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Program Director Cardiology Fellowship Training 

USF Morsani College of Medicine

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

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STC 5 th Floor 

Tampa, Fl 33606

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