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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.


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.


Clinical diagnosis; Medical education; Medical ethics; Patients

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