World Book of Family Medicine – European Edition 2015 – Table of Content

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

We proudly announce the Wonca World Book of Family Medicine – European Edition 2015. It is a free to download Anniversary Edition! Find it here in full text.. You will have the best abstracts of the last 25 years, presented on Wonca conferences. Chapter 57 is about gut feelings acting as a guide in the diagnostic reasoning… read more

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How do gut feelings feature in tutorial dialogues?

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Discussing gut feelings in tutorial dialogues seems to be a good educational method to familiarize trainees with non-analytical reasoning. Supervisors need specialised knowledge about these aspects of diagnostic reasoning and how to deal with them in medical education.... read more

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Postgraduate courses for GPs relevant to diagnostics?

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Correctly predicting the course of a patient’s pattern of complaints, even if no diagnosis has (yet) been established, is a core task of GPs. This is a complex task requiring extensive knowledge and experience, as the presentation of diseases in primary care regularly deviates from what doctors learn at medical school. In addition, knowledge among… read more

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EBM and Gut Feelings

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

A letter to the editor of Medical Teacher: a shortened version. We have, appreciatively, read the article “Factors influencing the EBM behaviour of GP trainers”.(Te Pas et al. 2013). The authors conclude from their study that GP trainers associate EBM with clinical evidence and do not consider clinical experience as part of the definition. However, these questionnaires… read more

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Family physicians’ gut feelings are measurable: construct validation of a questionnaire

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

We succeeded to validate a short questionnaire measuring the presence of gut feelings in diagnostic reasoning. It enables quantitative research into the role of gut feelings and their diagnostic value in family physicians’ diagnostic reasoning.... read more

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Safety programs in general practice should focus on prognosis instead of diagnosis

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Recently, we sent a comment to the editor of Annals of Family Medicine as we do not agree with the ‘lessons for patient safety’ Van Gaal et al stated after studying complaints against family physicians submitted to disciplinary tribunals in the Netherlands. See Track Comments on The authors concluded that safety programs in family practice should… read more

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A full translation of the ‘Third Track’ into Dutch

Friday, October 28th, 2011

In HuisartsNu, the Flemish scientific journal for GPs, a full translation of the “Gut feelings as a third track in general practitioners’ diagnostic reasoning” article has been published, split into two consecutive parts (part 1 and part 2

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Fourth meeting COGITA Expert group

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

October 2011

An international research group named The European Expert Group on Cognitive and Interactive Processes in Diagnosis and Management in General Practice or Cogita expert group for short, has been established in 2008. The fourth study meeting was in Krakow (Poland), on 13th and 14th October 2011. For further reading click here read more

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Gut Feelings Consensus in General Practice in France: final results

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Eight consensus criteria were obtained at the third round Delphi and these criteria are similar to those developed by the Dutch and French academic GPs.... read more

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Gut Feelings as a Third Track

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

This paper reviews litterature from medical, psychological and neuroscientific perspectives and explains how gut feelings arise and function using a knowledge-based model of GP's diagnostic reasoning. ... read more

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