Solving problems: how does the family physician do it? Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Objective evidence exists for a model of clinical problem solving by family physicians. Previous studies have examined the activities of family physicians, but there have been no data indicating the mental process behind these activities. This study, exploring the thought processes of family physicians engaged in clinical problem solving, has lead to the model described in this paper. Its educational and clinical implications are considered.

publication date

  • April 1977