Today's Daily Dose: Diagnostic skills

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Sep 03, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
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“If we begin the diagnostic process with a preconceived notion (or bias) about the cause of a patient's illness, we have a tendency to ask questions and perform diagnostic procedures to support our preconceptions. We tend to ignore clinical findings that do not fit our stereotype.”

—Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

From 10 axioms to aid your diagnostic skills