Utility of the History and Physical Exam in the Emergency Department
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01154517|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 1, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 1, 2010
|Condition or disease|
|Abdominal Pain Back Pain Dyspnea Headache Weakness|
The purpose of the study is to examine the utility of the history and physical exam in the emergency room towards obtaining a diagnosis. The goal of this observational study is to correlate physician level of experience and time spent on history and physical exam, to the correct diagnosis.
The aim of this study is:
- To draw a connection between time and accuracy of the history and physical exam.
- To draw a connection between time and level of experience as a physician based on post-graduate level.
- To assess the number of laboratory and radiographic studies and the post-graduate level.
- To assess the relevance of the labs and radiographs ordered. (Relevance is defined as something that changes plan of care.)
Time is a critical component of the ED physician. Our study will analyse if modern medicine has created a more laboratory/image based need to ascertain a diagnosis or if history and physical examination alone can predict the ultimate diagnosis.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||128 participants|
|Official Title:||Utility of the History and Physical Exam in the Emergency Department|
|Study Start Date :||July 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2010|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01154517
|United States, Michigan|
|Henry Ford Macomb Hospital|
|Clinton Township, Michigan, United States, 48038|
|Study Director:||Jennifer Stevenson, DO||Henry Ford Macomb|