Project Description

Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the major goals of this project are to (1) identify diagnostic pathways for undifferentiated abdominal pain including diagnostic testing, procedures, prescriptions, referral and follow-up; (2) Through semi-structured interviews, to identify reasons for specific diagnostic practices among physicians.

Long-term Objective

The eventual goal of the proposed research will be to apply our EDW methodology to study outcomes associated with different diagnostic pathways, thereby identifying best diagnostic practices for undifferentiated abdominal pain and eventually a variety of other undifferentiated complaints.