Presented by: Steve Williams, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University
At the end of the activity (presentation), the participants will be better able to:
1. Develop more confidence in using clinical patterns to make accurate diagnoses and effective treatment decisions.
2. Will be able to recognize if diagnostic tests will truly help decide what to do in a particular situation and whether any test really is necessary.
3. Will be able to recognize what harms might be caused by ordering a test.
4. Will be able to recognize what treatment is really necessary; whether or not what has been taught and doing now is correct; what will happen if nothing is done and what harms might be caused by prescribing a treatment
5. Continuously reshape and trim his/her practice behavior as new evidence comes to light; determine if more can be accomplished with less.