By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... As Ryan DuBosar reports, that's largely due to squeamishness about the exam, which patients try to avoid and doctors often fail to champion.
There is no doubt that many diagnostic errors can be attributed to the factors he mentioned: anchoring, availability, and attribution. ... catalyst that drives physicians to take cognitive “shortcuts” that lead to the diagnostic errors.
that the article, as well as ACP's clinical practice guidelines, gave to acupuncture for low back pain. ... effects of application of localized irritants and the effects of the patient-clinician interaction such as conditioning, positive patient
In addition, clinicians and researchers continue to debate the relevance of the WHI trial to younger women. ... Finally, our Letters to the Editor section features readers' reactions to a recent column on physician reimbursement.
Every study that has questioned the effectiveness of MRSA screening has been followed by a barrage of letters-to-the-editor questioning the findings, and I suspect that this study will ... After my short post about this study, I promised that I'd follow
the high prevalence of this debilitating disorder, and the challenges faced in coming to a proper diagnosis. ... There is no autoimmune component to fibromyalgia, and treatment paradigms include the use of anticonvulsants and antidepressants to modulate
Stein, MD, FACP, in the Letters to the Editor section in the September 2017 ACP Internist. ... I refer chiefly to the TIME magazine article “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” by Steven Brill, published in 2013.
asking about sexual activity as part of a history unless it is essential to the diagnosis. ... I was glancing through the letters-to-the-editor page of our local small town gazette when I came across a letter submitted by one of my patients who I have
In order to improve on the present, one needs an enviable alternate reality. ... The “low dose” used in all the studies is not really low dose, according to the original past work of Drs.
She writes that it took more than three weeks to get used to the system, an indicator that something was dreadfully wrong with training and post go-live support. ... Physicians must be involved in the design phase early on to avoid the issues she mentions