Physical Diagnosis, M-2 Course
Introduction to Physical Diagnosis
Devin Nickol, M.D.
- 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?