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Assess the Patient Assess the patient and the problem to determine the pertinent issues, which may include a differential diagnosis, treatment decisions, or prognosis.

A common fallacy is that Evidence Based Medicine somehow devalues the fundamental tenets of the practice of medicine, specifically clinical expertise. A comprehensive understanding of pathophysiology and the thorough history and physical remain a critical starting point for the process.

Symptom to Diagnosis Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 4e
by Scott D.C. Stern, Adam S. Cifu, Diane Altkorn, 2020
Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis
by Steven McGee, MD, 2022
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