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When you see an 18-year-old patient, you don't expect to deliver bad news.
To find the correct code for a symptom, sign, or test result, pay close attention to ICD-10's exclusion, code-first, and inclusion notes.
Is the health system in your community truly focused on what the patient wants? Are you sure?
The author explains the benefits of using symptom diaries in office practice, outlines various types commonly used, and identifies several sources of symptom diaries intended for use in print, online, and on mobile devices.
Inspired by the bestselling book "How Doctors Think," the author describes different approaches to clinical decision making.
When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.
“If X then Y” rarely works when you're dealing with patients.
When you happen upon a new diagnosis, a strange phenomenon occurs: Its prevalence increases in your practice.
Family physicians have become the arbiters of disability, and it's a tough job. There may be some instances in which we disadvantage our patients by categorizing them as disabled.
The article is part of the "Point-of-Care Guides" series and provides an evidence-based encounter form for use with patients who present with knee injury.