Diagnostic tests: how do you walk the line?

Joe M Kosterich
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03816.x
Published online: 19 July 2010

To the Editor: General practitioners increasingly find themselves facing lawsuits for delay in diagnosis. Having personally been asked to be an expert witness in a number of cases, I have perceived a common theme. The cases generally turn on whether a particular investigation such as a computed tomography (CT) scan should have been ordered, based on the clinical presentation.

  • Kingsley Woodvale Medical Centre, Perth, WA.



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