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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Wübken, Magdalena; Oswald, Jana; Schneider, Antonius 
Title:
[Dealing with diagnostic uncertainty in general practice]. 
Abstract:
In general, the prevalence of diseases is low in primary care. Therefore, the positive predictive value of diagnostic tests is lower than in hospitals where patients are highly selected. In addition, the patients present with milder forms of disease; and many diseases might hide behind the initial symptom(s). These facts lead to diagnostic uncertainty which is somewhat inherent to general practice. This narrative review discusses different sources of and reasons for uncertainty and strategies t...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 
Year:
2013 
Journal volume:
107 
Journal issue:
9-10 
Pages contribution:
632-7 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
1865-9217 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Allgemeinmedizin