The Enduring Value of the Physical Examination.
Med Clin North Am. 2018 May;102(3):417-423
Authors: Zaman JAB
This article focuses exclusively on physical examination (PE) in the context of clinical medicine, that is, the interaction between a health care provider and patient. In essence, there is not only benefit (value) to PE but also that it will last (endure) for some time. Both "enduring" and "value" are explored in more depth with respect to the future integration of PE into the clinical assessment of a patient and how its value extends well beyond current diagnostic/cost-based metrics.
PMID: 29650063 [PubMed - in process]