Contact: Leslie Shepherd
St. Michael's Hospital
Caption: Physicians have long been taught that a physical examination is not complete without an assessment of whether a patient appears to be acutely or chronically ill. But new research from St. Michael's Hospital says how sick a patient appears to be may have limited value in diagnosing their actual state of health.
Credit: Courtesy of St. Michael's Hospital
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