Congratulations! If you’ve made it to this point, you’re one last step closer to becoming a better clinician, more adept at logical and critical thinking — and probably a better person overall;)
Today, we will discuss the best special test out there. This one test can Continue reading
In studying for final comps/orals/boards we have come across many special tests that need knowing. We learn how to do them, where to place hands, what indicates a positive, tissues involved, etc. If we have enough brain capacity after that, we try to remember gold standards in a pathology and how the special tests correlate. And finally… we attempt to know whether a test is Sensitive or Specific for a certain pathology or impairment. Whew!
The last item is what I would like to focus on because it relates to clinical reasoning an differential diagnosis. Sensitivity and Specificity. Continue reading