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Prothrombin time in an adolescent: right or wrong?


A 17-year-old young man had a determination of prothrombin time(PT) for a minor surgical intervention. The final value in percentage for the PT was 65% for a value of 15 seconds. Liver function tests and hepatic sonogram were normal. No drugs or coagulation deficits were detected.

Could you say what is the reason of this situation?

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Advancing the science of measurement of diagnostic errors in healthcare: the Safer Dx framework



This is an important article written by Dean F Sittig and Hardeep Singh. Dr Singh is a human doctor and an expert in the Diagnostic error theory. Congratulationssingh2