What is the difference between “usefulness” and “pertinence”?
The two concepts are related.
- Usefulness is prospective, meaning what additional information would most change the differential diagnosis.
- Pertinence is retrospective, meaning a measure of how much this finding has driven the differential diagnosis.
What file format can the software read to load the patient?
You can load the text string or the PDF Patient Summary, or even the HTML version of the Patient Summary that you may have saved from the old version of the software.
How do I update my name and title that appears in the Patient Summary?
From any page on the SimulConsult Web site other than the page running the software, hover over the My Account menu, then choose “Account details”.
Is there a “rule out” feature?
Yes. Once you select a disease as active by clicking on it, two options will appear in the the Add findings tab and Add tests tab: “Usefulness in all diseases” and “Rule in or out selected disease”.
What is the difference between the Profile of the Finding and of a Disease?
- The Profile of a Finding shows the frequency and onset of that finding in each disease, displayed in declining frequency at the patient age.
- The Profile of a Disease shows the Findings in the selected disease displayed in declining frequency at the patient age.
How do I find the app in the app store?
There is no need to install an app to run on mobile platforms. The diagnostic tool runs from the same URL as it does on personal computers.
What do the colors mean in the software?
Diseases are blue.
Findings are green (signs, symptoms, lab results).
The current age period is black. Later is purple. Earlier is brown. Gone is gray.