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Table 4 GPs' classifications of case vignettes

From: General practitioners' reasoning when considering the diagnosis heart failure: a think-aloud study

  CV2 CV6 CV3 CV5 CV4 CV1
  CHF CHF CHF Not CHF Not CHF Not CHF
Total number of arguments used by the GPs (proportion of arguments for CHF) 60 (98%) 52 (75%) 54 (85%) 57 (44%) 63 (70%) 63 (75%)
Number of GPs classifying the patient as CHF 15 11 11 3 6 11
Uncertain, no classification 0 2 2 3 3 1
Correct diagnoses of CHF cases and not CHF cases (proportion of correct diagnoses) 37/45 (82%) 18/45 (40%)
Correct diagnoses, all judgements (proportion of correct diagnoses) 55/90 (61%)
  1. The GPs' classification of the case vignettes and the number of arguments used by the group of GPs. Cells with bold numbers indicate correct judgements. (CV = case vignette, CHF = chronic heart failure)