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How Expert Clinicians Intuitively Recognize a Medical Diagnosis - American Journal of Medicine

Research has shown that expert clinicians make a medical diagnosis through a process of hypothesis generation and verification. Experts begin the diagnostic process by generating a list of diagnostic hypotheses using intuitive, nonanalytic reasoning. Analytic reasoning then allows the clinician to test and verify or reject each hypothesis, leading to a diagnostic conclusion. In this article, we focus on the initial step of hypothesis generation and review how expert clinicians use experiential knowledge to intuitively recognize a medical diagnosis. 

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John Brush, MD

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Clinical Interests Angioplasty, Cardiology, Coronary Stents Board Certifications American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine ...

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