Chapter 4. Clinical Reasoning

  1. Nicola Cooper Specialist Registrar1,
  2. Kirsty Forrest Consultant in Anaesthesia2 and
  3. Paul Cramp Consultant in Anaesthesia3

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757925.ch4

Essential Guide to Generic Skills

Essential Guide to Generic Skills

How to Cite

Cooper, N., Forrest, K. and Cramp, P. (2006) Clinical Reasoning, in Essential Guide to Generic Skills, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757925.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    General Internal Medicine and Care of the Elderly, Yorkshire, UK

  2. 2

    The Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust Leeds, UK

  3. 3

    Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Bradford Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust, Bradford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139731

Online ISBN: 9780470757925

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Keywords:

  • clinical reasoning;
  • pattern recognition;
  • analytical reasoning;
  • clinical probability;
  • diagnostic tests

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Analytical reasoning

  • Interpreting diagnostic tests

  • Pattern recognition

  • Bias in clinical reasoning

  • Exercises

  • Self-assessment: Case histories

  • Self-assessment: Discussion

  • References

  • Further resources