This is a blog about how lack of common sense leads to common nonsense in medical practice. The result is often Status Iatrogenicus, or a vicious cycle of complications, burdensome care, wasted resources, and missed opportunities. This blog aims a critical eye at various aspects of medical practice that just plain don't make sense - because the cure for common nonsense is uncommon sense.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Screening in Disguise: You Can't "Unknow" that Troponin, But You Can Dismiss It After Careful Thought
Posted by Scott K. Aberegg, M.D., M.P.H. at 10:04 AM 3 comments:
Labels: actionable information, critical illness, demand ischemia, diagnostic decision making, laboratory testing in the ICU, myocardial infarction, prior probability, screening, trending troponin, troponin
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