Rendement diagnostique et utilite d'une unite d'investigation: etude prospective. [Diagnostic performance and usefulness of a research unit: prospective study]

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Title
Rendement diagnostique et utilite d'une unite d'investigation: etude prospective. [Diagnostic performance and usefulness of a research unit: prospective study]
Journal
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Author(s)
Nicolet  J. F., Pecoud  A.
ISSN
0036-7672 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/1987
Volume
117
Number
50
Pages
2041-3
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English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Dec 12
Abstract
An attempt was made to compare the diagnostic efficiency and overall usefulness (for the patient and for his primary care physician) of an investigation unit in internal medicine. 100 patients seen successively were studied. At the end of the investigation the patients were divided into 3 groups: (A) organic disease diagnosed (n = 44); (B) unexplained somatic complaint (n = 16); (C) unexplained functional complaint (n = 40). One year later, an inquiry about the patient's outcome was made by telephone to the patient and/or his physician. Follow-up of 99 patients did not disclose diagnostic errors in patients of groups A and C; in group B, 2 diagnoses were missed. The investigation was considered "useful" in 31 patients (disease cured or improved, patient reassured); 57% of primary-care physicians were aided despite a negative investigation.
Keywords
Adolescent Adult Aged Consumer Satisfaction *Diagnosis Diagnostic Errors Female Humans *Internal Medicine Male Middle Aged Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) *Primary Health Care Research
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