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
To be able to participate in the whole life cycle of our patients is a great privilege and a great joy. ... How that diminishes the role of the doctor and the experience of the patient!
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.
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.
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
Ralston and Mr. Doherty, has great potential to viably provide the types of care described in these articles. ... I encourage you to consider including this reality in future articles in ACP Internist.
The mission of Patan Hospital is to provide quality, compassionate health care to everyone who comes to the hospital, regardless of their ability to pay,” he said. ... In addition, writing will be a crucial skill for the new internal medicine residents,