To the Editor In his Editorial,1 Caplan retells a story of a patient he encountered in 1962 as he provides an opinion on the article by Topcuoglu et al2 on stroke recrudescence. Caplan suggests that taking a careful history and administering a physical examination could reduce unnecessary testing and treatments. He also suggests that “inexperienced doctors” in emergency departments (EDs) who follow checklists contribute to indiscriminate care.
Meurer WJ, Ward K, Feldman EL. Emergency Department Stroke Care. JAMA Neurol. 2018;75(2):257–258. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.3817
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