On Tue, 20 Nov 2001, Matt Williams wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone else was interested in the evidence (or lack of
> it) behind clincial examination. It seems to be an interesting area,
> especially given that most people accept the figures of 80-90% of diagnoses
> being made on history taking and physical examination.
Has anyone mentioned yet (I might have missed it) Steven McGee, M.D.'s
2001 book, Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis (W.B.Saunders)? He describes
his aim as "examining the best evidence comparing physical signs to
current diagnostic standards," and it's the first thing that came to my
mind. Worthwhile I think.