1. Diagnosis in Evidence-Based Medicine

  1. Matthew Thompson1,2 and
  2. Ann Van den Bruel2

Published Online: 1 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951827.ch1

Diagnostic Tests Toolkit

Diagnostic Tests Toolkit

How to Cite

Thompson, M. and Van den Bruel, A. (2011) Diagnosis in Evidence-Based Medicine, in Diagnostic Tests Toolkit, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119951827.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 OCT 2011

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. Carl Heneghan,
  2. Rafael Perera and
  3. Douglas Badenoch

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657584

Online ISBN: 9781119951827

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Keywords:

  • diagnostic tests;
  • prognosis of condition;
  • screening tests;
  • health-care systems;
  • diagnostic accuracy measures;
  • clinicians' biases;
  • evidence-based medicine;
  • ‘gut feeling’;
  • diagnostic test types;
  • symptoms, physical signs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Diagnosis and screening

  • Screening

  • Symptoms

  • Signs and elicited symptoms

  • Bedside or point-of-care testing

  • Laboratory tests

  • Basic structure of studies of diagnostic tests

  • Further reading