Letters Is clinical examination dead?
Patients are mismanaged when they are well investigated but not well examinedBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3982 (Published 25 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3982
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- Roger H Armour, retired consultant surgeon1
- 1Lister Hospital, Stevenage SG1 4AB, UK
Patel seems to be playing devil’s advocate in arguing that clinical examination is dead, but he does not go far enough.1 Why not programme robots to take a history, order a vast array of scans to avoid missing anything, and print out evidence …