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Unexplained complaints in primary care: evidence of action bias.

Authors
  • Kiderman, Alexander1
  • Ilan, Uri
  • Gur, Itzhak
  • Bdolah-Abram, Tali
  • Brezis, Mayer
  • 1 Clalit Health Services, Department of Family Medicine and the Center for Clinical Quality and Safety, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Email: [email protected] , (Israel)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of family practice
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2013
Volume
62
Issue
8
Pages
408–413
Identifiers
PMID: 24143333
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Uncertain diagnosis is a regular challenge for primary care physicians. In such cases, we found that physicians prefer a workup to follow-up, an inclination consistent with“action bias.”

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