Physical Diagnosis, M-2 Course

Introduction to Physical Diagnosis

Devin Nickol, M.D.

 

LECTURE OUTLINE

- What are some commonly used medical decision making strategies?

 

 

 

 

- What does "evidence-based medicine" mean?

 

 

 

 

- What are some of the main strengths of evidence-based medicine?

 

 

 

 

- What are some of the weaknesses?

 

 

 

 

 

 

- How is EBM different from biostatistics?

 

 

 

 

- How is it different from epidemiology?

 

 

 

 

- What are the basic steps involved in the practice of EBM?

 

 

 

 

- Sensitivity: the likelihood that a test will be positive if the condition being tested is present.

- Specificity: the likelihood that a test will be negative if the condition being tested is absent.

- Positive Predictive Value: the likelihood that the condition being tested is present if the test is positive.

- Negative Predictive Value: the likelihood that the condition being tested is absent if the test is negative.

- Prevalence: How widespread is a condition within a given population?