Diagnostic Aids: A means of establishing treatment plan
Anjali Jayaraj, Jayakrishnan, Satish SV, K Nillan Shetty, Rohan Rai
The importance of proper diagnosis in formulating a treatment plan need not be emphasized as it is the most important part in treating a patient. The right diagnosis comes from the use of proper diagnostic aids and identifying the exact problem underlying the presenting complaint. Addressing the patient’s complaint and relieving it will provide adequate relief to the patient and also will provide the best treatment outcome. This article tries to put together various diagnostic aids in accurately identifying the presenting complaint. Most of the diagnostic methods are enlisted starting from the conventional methods to the recent developments in the field to enhance the knowledge of the clinician.