[External] Re: [IMPROVEDX] SAFER PRACTICES mnemonic to improve diagnosis

Sherrill Franklin sfranklin131 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 18 21:46:15 UTC 2019


Dr. Ely,

Thanks for your reply.  I did miss “intraabdominal tumor” as I was focused on looking for “ovarian tumor” or “ovarian cancer”—cognitive error!    :)

Best,
Sherrill

Sherrill Franklin
129 E. Harmony Road
West Grove, PA 19390

EMAIL: sfranklin131 at gmail.com
PHONE:  (610) 869-4234

> On Aug 18, 2019, at 3:28 PM, Ely, John <john-ely at uiowa.edu> wrote:
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> Thanks Sherrill,
>  
> The abdominal pain checklist includes “intraabdominal tumor” which might prompt a CT in the right setting and diagnosis of ovarian cancer.  Decisions about lumping and splitting for clinicians is a whole science, not adequately explored.  Pathologists know how to do it.  Billers know how to do it.  But authors writing for clinicians struggle with these decisions.
>  
> John Ely, MD
> University of Iowa
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> From: Sherrill Franklin [mailto:sfranklin131 at GMAIL.COM] 
> Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:57 PM
> To: IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
> Subject: [External] Re: [IMPROVEDX] SAFER PRACTICES mnemonic to improve diagnosis
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> Mark,
>  
> Thanks for forwarding these excellent lists.  
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> I sent feedback to the Symptom Specific Diagnostic Checklists <http://pie.med.utoronto.ca/DC/index.htm>/ John Ely to suggest adding “ovarian cancer” to the abdominal symptom list.
>  
> Best,
>  
> Sherrill
>  
> Sherrill Franklin
> 129 E. Harmony Road
> West Grove, PA 19390
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> On Aug 18, 2019, at 10:51 AM, Mark Graber <Mark.Graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG <mailto:Mark.Graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG>> wrote:
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> Thanks to Paul Silverston for inventing and giving us permission to post his clever new mnemonic (and publication) for improving diagnosis:  SAFER PRACTICES.  
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> Check it out, and the other mnemonics we’ve collected on the SIDM ‘process checklist’  website <https://www.improvediagnosis.org/clinician-checklists/#process> area.
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>    Mark
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