MedStats member Dr Douri contributes to study in the British Journal of General Practice

The following researchers from the Department of Primary Care & Public Health Sciences: Olga Kostopoulou, Andrea Rosen, Thomas Round, Ellen Wright, Abdel Douiri & Brendan C. Delaney, contributed to a study entitled:

Early diagnostic suggestions improve accuracy of GPs: a randomised controlled trial using computer-simulated patients

The study aimed to ‘whether providing GPs with diagnoses to consider before they start testing hypotheses improves accuracy’. The authors concluded that ‘reminding GPs of diagnoses to consider before they start testing hypotheses can improve diagnostic accuracy irrespective of case difficulty, without lengthening information search’.

The paper currently ‘in press’ will be in the British Journal of General Practice in the New Year.

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