Diagnostic Pathways

mgraber graber.mark at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 22 18:39:14 UTC 2018

Congratulations to Goutham Rao and colleagues for their creative work visualizing diagnostic pathways.

A great deal of work lies ahead in trying to standardize the evaluation of any given complain.  This type of work will be helpful in visualizing progress in reducing the variability that currently exists.


Mark L Graber, MD FACP

Chief Medical Officer; Founder and President Emeritus, SIDM

Senior Fellow, RTI International

Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, NY



Identifying, Analyzing, and Visualizing Diagnostic Paths for Patients with Nonspecific Abdominal Pain
G Rao, K Kirley, P Epner, Y Zhang, V Bauer, R Padman… - Applied Clinical Informatics, 2018
Background Diagnosis is complex, uncertain, and error-prone. Symptoms such as 
nonspecific abdominal pain are especially challenging. A diagnostic path consists of 
diagnostic steps taken from initial presentation until a diagnosis is obtained or the …  

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