The External Medicine Podcast

Dan Morgan, MD: Diagnostic Stewardship, Medical Overuse, and Contact Precautions

June 27, 2023 The External Medicine Podcast Episode 39
The External Medicine Podcast
Dan Morgan, MD: Diagnostic Stewardship, Medical Overuse, and Contact Precautions
Show Notes

In this conversation, Daniel Belkin and Mitch Belkin interview infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist Dan Morgan, MD, about infection prevention, diagnostic stewardship, diagnostic reasoning, and medical overuse. They discuss regional differences in medical use and delve into a cluster-randomized controlled trial of contact precautions in ICU patients to evaluate whether this prevents C. Diff, MRSA, and VRE. They also touch on AI's potential role in clinical decision support, and the question of how to improve clinician statistical reasoning.

Who is Dan Morgan?

Dan Morgan, MD, MS is a physician and epidemiologist at University of Maryland School of Medicine. He directs the Center for Innovation in Diagnosis and is Chief of Epidemiology at the VA Maryland Healthcare System. His research interests include probability in medicine, medical overuse, diagnostic stewardship, and infection prevention.

If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out our episodes with Paul Offit and Deborah Korenstein on medical overuse.

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