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Diagnostic Tests in Urology: an Introduction.
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PMID:  23106917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? In our everyday practice as urologists, we often face diagnostic uncertainty that prompts us to perform a range of diagnostic tests to determine the probability that a patient has an underlying condition. Unfortunately, some diagnostic tests do not help us 'rule in' our 'rule out' a disease. These clinically unhelpful tests are not the best allocation of our healthcare system's resources. This series will discuss the quality of evidence supporting the use of common diagnostic tests in urology. This discussion represents an important dimension of the decision-making process and appropriate interpretation of these tests. Through this series we hope to improve patient care by encouraging and informing readers to exercise selective application of these diagnostic tests to reduce the burden of rising and ultimately unsustainable healthcare costs.
Rodney H Breau; Charles D Scales Jr; Philipp Dahm;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJU international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-410X     ISO Abbreviation:  BJU Int.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886721     Medline TA:  BJU Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada Departments of Urology and Internal Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Department of Urology, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA.
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