Talk:Physical examination

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Sackett[edit]

Sackett and his buddies have been pressing for more rigorous study of physical signs a few years ago:

  • FA McAlister, SE Straus, DL Sackett. Why we need large, simple studies of the clinical examination: the problem and a proposed solution. Lancet 1999 354: 1721-24.

Probably worth mentioning, as is some stuff from JAMA's "the rational clinical examination" that appears in regular intervals. JFW | T@lk 16:18, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

I think including refs to EBM-- should be the goal of all the physical exam articles. Nephron  T|C 23:08, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Incomplete article?[edit]

From a lay perspective, this article seems either to be abruptly incomplete as to the processes of a typical modern physical examination or devoid of references to allied processes of examination. Should there not be information on the other aspects of a physical examination, i.e., palpation of the abdomen, examination of the eyes, ears, throat, genitalia, prostate, ausculation of the bowel, reflex determination, and motor/neurological function tests, as well as the various blood, fecal, and urine tests concomitant with standard physical examinations, or at least links directing a reader to articles specifically covering these? Surely heart and lung examinations are not the only aspects of a physical examination worthy of detailed description in this article.Monkeyzpop (talk) 16:04, 15 August 2010 (UTC)