3. Asking an Answerable Clinical Question

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

Published Online: 1 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951827.ch3

Diagnostic Tests Toolkit

Diagnostic Tests Toolkit

How to Cite

Thompson, M. and Van den Bruel, A. (2011) Asking an Answerable Clinical Question, in Diagnostic Tests Toolkit, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119951827.ch3

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:

  • answerable clinical questions;
  • precise clinical questions;
  • diagnostic tests - PIRT;
  • patients, presenting problem;
  • health-care setting;
  • index test;
  • point-of-care test;
  • reference standard;
  • ideal test (‘gold standard’);
  • target condition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining a clinical question for diagnostic tests – PIRT

  • Further reading