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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 Mar-Apr;54(2):140-1.

[The diagnosis artifice].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Secretario de Enseñanza Clínica e Internado Médico, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, México. lifshitz@unam.mx.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

The clinical diagnosis is considered the cornerstone in the decisions making process, since it has various functions, including the executive. However, the diagnosis is not only a goal by itself, but a mean to help patients. It is not enough to identify how the disease which ails the patient is called; the diagnosis must be individualized as much as possible in each case, for the mere mention of the diagnosis can mean a wide variety of problems.

KEYWORDS:

Clinical diagnosis; Medical education; Medical ethics; Patients

PMID:
26960038
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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