Turner White CommunicationsAbout TWCSubscribeContact TWCHomeSearch
Hospital PhysicianJCOMSMPBRMsCart
SMP Main Page
Archive
Editorial Board
Information for Authors
Author Form

Reprints, Permissions, & Copyright
Site Map
 



Semin Med Pract 
2002 Dec;5(4):5-12
Applying evidence in the diagnosis of a patient with shortness of breath: how to evaluate a new diagnostic test
Adler RS, Korenstein D, Goldstein C, McGinn TG

Diagnostic tests are continuously evolving through the expansion of technology, challenging physicians to evaluate the usefulness of new tests when applying them to patient care. This article uses a patient scenario as the basis for examining how to obtain and incorporate available medical evidence when faced with a diagnostic dilemma. The authors examine several evidence-based medicine concepts, including how to estimate pretest probabilities for diagnosis, how to critically appraise a published study about a new diagnostic test, and how to use likelihood ratios when applying diagnostic tests to individual patients.

Free Download

Search the Turner White index to find abstracts of articles published in SMP.

Back to previous page



Top

Hospital Physician     JCOM     Seminars in Medical Practice
Hospital Physician Board Review Manuals
About TWC    Subscribe    Contact TWC    Home    Search   Site Map

Copyright © 2014, Turner White Communications
Updated 9/01/09 • nvf