Letters Is clinical examination dead?

We need to evaluate each component of clinical examination like any other diagnostic test

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3988 (Published 25 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3988
  1. Miles D Witham, clinical senior lecturer in ageing and health1
  1. 1University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
  1. m.witham{at}dundee.ac.uk

Patel argues that clinical examination is redundant in an age of readily available investigations.1 Surely a more helpful approach is to evaluate …

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