Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Swans and differential diagnoses

Sir Karl Popper, swans, and the general practitioner -- Berghmans and Schouten 343 --

This BMJ article raises a really important point for all clinicians involved in making a diagnosis: we need to question our quick diagnoses and think of differential diagnoses if we are to be better able to help our patients. And we need to accept that we can be wrong, like all other humans, but be willing to change our decisions.

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