Taking a good patient history is a fundamental part of being a physician. Much of what patients tell physicians can help them narrow down the list of possible diseases or conditions afflicting a patient. What often follows is laboratory tests and imaging studies to clinch a diagnosis. But as more and more is learned about human pathophysiology and biochemical processes, better tests and imaging modalities come along that enhance clinicians’ ability to make a diagnosis.

Renal & Urology News would like to ask urologists and nephrologists the following question.

Do you think physicians are relying more and more on diagnostic tests and imaging techniques at the expense of taking thorough patient histories?
Leave a comment below to explain your choice.

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