Yet another OBSERVATION vs. EVALUATION issue

Gerard Freriks gfrer at
Tue Aug 21 07:07:06 EDT 2012

But what to do with the rest of the world that continues to use the term diagnosis meaning something else?

Gerard Freriks
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gfrer at

On 20 Aug 2012, at 16:30, Karsten Hilbert wrote:

>> and panic attacks/hyper ventilation. These were my inferences about the
>> process inside the patient system.
>>> Only one was true and had to found out via trial and error diagnostics
>> and trial treatments. I fear that the best we can do in most circumstances
>> (as GP) is to code 'Reasons for ..' and do not use the word diagnosis too
>> often.
>> Isn't that what we call 'differential diagnosis'?
>> Anyhow. I agree that these DD or reasons for should be seperated and
>> clearly distinctable from the 'final' diangosis, preferably based on facts and
>> deduction.
> "final" diagnoses mainly exist with the field of pathology/the coroners
> office.

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