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Diagnostic tests: how do you walk the line?

Joe M Kosterich
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (2): 103.
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.

  • Joe M Kosterich

  • Kingsley Woodvale Medical Centre, Perth, WA.

Correspondence: joe@drjoe.net.au

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