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Books, Journals, New Media
April 5, 2000

Cases: Clinical Problem-Solving Cases

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2000;283(13):1755-1756. doi:10.1001/jama.283.13.1755-JBK0405-4-1

Developing practical clinical problem-solving skills is an important professional endeavor for health care providers. Patient management problems and clinical problem-solving cases have been incorporated into certifying examinations and continuing education programs. Such simulations, in print or electronic form, allow users to select diagnostic or treatment options for hypothetical patients with immediate feedback on management decisions. The course of such simulated patient cases depends on user choices. Patient simulations have been popular and effective but difficult to develop.