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Diagnostic Uncertainty in Emergency Medicine

When: Thursday, May 11, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)  

Group: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


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**HYBRID EVENT: join us IN-PERSON or ONLINE. Please RSVP regardless and indicate your intended mode. The in-person event will be held in BaldwinAuditorium of the Lurie Medical Research Building at 303 E. Superior; Chicago. Lunch will be provided for in person attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.**

Over a third of emergency department patients are discharged with a symptom-based diagnosis (e.g. chest pain) after dangerous causes of their symptoms have been "ruled out." This diagnostic uncertainty causes patient distress and often leads to ED recidivism as patients seek a diagnosis. We will discuss the development and testing of a patient-centered approach to communicating about diagnostic uncertainty in the acute care setting.

Danielle McCarthy, MD, MS
Associate Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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This seminar is co-sponsored by the Medical Faculty Council (MFC) at Northwestern University. 

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