Diagnosaurus sucks. It gives you these enormous wide differentials, that aren't very helpful at all.But for those of us who lean a little heavily on computer tools or are just earlier on in our training, I've heard good things about diagnosaurus.
Yes, it does. It's a little better than diagnosaurus - you put in the age and gender of the patient, and the duration of the chief complaint. So it's mildly better.Does the paid version of Epocrates offer this or anything similarly helpful? I don't know for sure; I'm still a lowly premedder.
You're joking, right?if you know every possible detail and symptom of every disease ever then i commend you but i am simply not that smart, nor do i want to waste my time using a book when a program on my pda is much more efficient, leaving time for other things like treatment of said disease.
Totally agree.Your book and a brain.
Epocrates is decent for the basic primary care type Dx except ID and autoimmunity problems. It has a decent drug-drug interaction checker as well. www.gideononline.com is fair for ID. If you have something with good internet access, there are symptom checkers on the web as well which seem to be ok, but I have less experience with those.Preferably something that I can check two or three symptoms and it will give me a DDx.