Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 2 - 2021
Covid, Anxiety or is it Something Else?
Wafa Sharif*
Ministry of Health, Kuwait Case Discussion, Kuwait
*Corresponding Author: Wafa Sharif, Ministry of Health, Kuwait Case Discussion, Kuwait.
Received: October 15, 2020; Published: January 29, 2021




Abstract

Many illnesses present with similar symptoms and signs.

Detailed inspection of clinical scenario and symptoms helps a clinician reach a diagnosis which would otherwise cause inevitable consequences.

This case discussion imparts an overview of diagnostic process and a rundown of how clinical reasoning is done. Diagnosis has important implications for patient care, research, and policy. Diagnosis has been described as both a process and a classification scheme, or a “pre-existing set of categories agreed upon by the medical profession to designate a specific condition” (Jutel, 2009).1 

The case describes paramount considerations in the diagnostic process, such as the roles of diagnostic dubiousness and time. It additionally highlights the mounting intricacy of health care, due to the ever-incrementing options for diagnostic testing and treatment, the expeditiously ascending levels of biomedical and clinical evidence to apprise clinical practice. (IOM, 20082013b) The ascending intricacy of health care and the sheer volume of advances, coupled with clinician time constraints and cognitive inhibitions, have outstripped human capacity to apply this incipient erudition. To avail manage this intricacy, the case concludes with a discussion of the role of clinical practice guidelines in apprising decision making in the diagnostic process.

Keywords: Covid; Anxiety; Something Else

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Citation: Wafa Sharif. “Covid, Anxiety or is it Something Else?”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 5.2 (2021): 52-60.

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