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This book is directed primarily at medical students, and its stated objectives are to help the reader perfect clinical-reasoning skills and develop a lifetime pattern of learning through self-directed study. Its senior author, Howard Barrows, is well known for his contributions to problem-based learning and to our understanding of clinical reasoning. The book is based on the premise that expert clinical reasoning comprises a series of steps that, once mastered, will help the reader "evaluate any patient problem, no matter how rare or complex." In successive chapters, the authors describe these steps, applying each to the unraveling of a single
Developing Clinical Problem-Solving Skills: A Guide to More Effective Diagnosis and Treatment. Ann Intern Med. ;116:607. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-7-607_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(7):607.
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