Q What does differential diagnosis mean in a medical malpractice case?
The differential diagnosis is a logical systematic way to make a diagnosis of a patient. The process starts with examining the symptoms. The next step is to list all possible causes of those symptoms. Next, the causes are evaluated using tests, and more medical evaluation so a particular cause can be eliminated a not being a cause. Through, the process of elimination one cause will eventually be left, and that cause or condition is treated.
Naturally, the most serious possible causes need to be promply evaluated to eliminate them as a cause, or treat them. For example, chest pain could be from a heart attack or a muscle injury.
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