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Table 1 Overview of the primary complaint, the alternative (incorrect) diagnostic suggestion and the correct diagnostic suggestion

From: Does a suggested diagnosis in a general practitioners’ referral question impact diagnostic reasoning: an experimental study

  No suggestion Correct suggestion Incorrect suggestion
Case 1 Abdominal pain Ovarian torsion Appendicitis
Case 2 Painful leg Erysipelas Deep vein thrombosis
Case 3 Dyspnea Heart failure Pneumonia
Case 4 Epigastric pain Pancreatitis Cholecystitis
Case 5 Retrosternal pain Peptic ulcer Myocardial infarction
Case 6 Colic Gallstone Kidney stone