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Diagnostic Strategies for Common Medical Problems
  1. Sharon E Straus, MD
  1. Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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    At last, the second edition of Diagnostic Strategies for Common Medical Problems has arrived to replace the well-used first edition, published in 1991. Evidence about the precision and accuracy of diagnostic tests is not always readily available, and this resource attempts to overcome the problem. Its aim is to help clinicians with both critical appraisal of diagnostic tests and quantitative decision making about diagnostic strategies. It provides information about the operating characteristics of diagnostic tests and procedures that are commonly used in clinical practice, particularly in internal medicine.

    Black ER, Bordley DR, Tape TG, et al. Diagnostic Strategies for Common Medical Problems. Second edition. Philadelphia: American College of Physicians, 1999. Diagnostic Strategies for Common Medical Problems can be purchased online at for US$45; the contents of the book can also be viewed on this site. …

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