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Diagnosis by Mind Map: Diagnosis

1. How is it made?

1.1. Findings of examination

1.2. Historical information

1.2.1. Patients account

1.2.2. Other clinical or third party informaton

1.3. Reference to diagnostic criteria

1.4. On the hoof

2. What evidence?

2.1. Hard

2.1.1. blood tests

2.1.2. x-rays

2.1.3. scans

2.2. Soft

2.2.1. Patient's account

2.2.2. Relative's or informant's account

2.2.3. Other doctors' accounts

3. How evidence connected and referenced?

3.1. Findings are carefully documented

3.2. Measurements carefully made

3.3. All relevant test results gathered

3.4. Diagnostic criteria applied

3.4.1. A transparent process of how the evidence fits the criteria

3.4.2. All the relevant test results and clinical findings are applied

4. Diagnostic criteria

4.1. Personal system

4.1.1. Expert invents it

4.2. From recognised expert body

4.2.1. American Colleges

4.2.2. Royal Colleges

4.2.3. Academic associations

4.3. Diagnostic manual

4.3.1. ICD-10

4.3.2. DSM-V