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Old 07-15-2011
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Question I wrote more than 5 Differential Diagnoses in the CS Patient Note

Hi, anyone who wrote more than 5 DD in cs exam and passed?
In few cases i wrote 7 DD's without thinking that its exceeding 5 DD

what i mean is in some cases i wrote 2 DD in 1 coloum...so got total 7

Example: xyz/abc

above is example of 2 DD's in 1 coloumn

I know that we can write less than 5 DD's and acceptable but what about more than 5 DD's
I also wrote more than 5 Labwork in all cases but am not worrying about labwork bcz sometimes we need more than 5 lab orders

my only worry is more than 5 DD's

anyone who wrote more than 5 DD's and still passed with high performance in Patient notes.

thanks ...awaiting for results..Hope i will pass
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Default It won't be counted

Most likely they will not count the extra 2 differentials.

The 5 allocations are strict. Even in the previous paper-format, anything beyond the fifth diagnosis was not counted.

Now, if your abc/xyz stuff were related, like for example MI/Angina then that might be considered as one diagnosis.

Am sure that you won't be marked negatively for putting the extra diagnoses but at the same time you won't be given extra points.

The issue here, is that, if your diagnoses were extremely wrong and unrelated at all to the case then at that point it might be considered a negative point, but that's has nothing to do with the number of DDxes, or more precisely, you have increased the likelihood that you make a mistake by putting more differentials.

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yea some times its related like PTSD/GAD....
The above is EXAMPLE only but not actual case

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So in that case it will be counted as one DDx.

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So in that case it will be counted as one DDx.

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It seems you are old member with lot of posts...I think i need your advices from now...hope u guide me..thanks
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It seems you are old member with lot of posts...I think i need your advices from now...hope u guide me..thanks
Dude, Sabio is one of the staff members!
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Dude, Sabio is one of the staff members!
ohh g8..so he will be my friend from now:-)
thaks breex for info
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