COVID-19 Impact

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Journal Article
Commentary

A bottom-up approach addressing patient care and differential diagnosis amidst the Covid-19 response.

Zolnikov T, Zolnikov TR. J Prim Care Community Health. 2020;11:215013272095986.

This commentary describes the challenges of traditional approaches to differential diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors suggest the use of a “bottom-up” approach to diagnosis, which first eliminates the rare and/or serious diagnoses before moving on to more common diagnoses, thereby ensuring that all patients are screened for more serious diseases and improving timely diagnosis.