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Key Feature Specific Field Note

Assessing Competence in family medicine

Anxiety
Do not attribute acute symptoms of panic (e.g., shortness of breath, palpitations, hyperventilation) to anxiety without first excluding serious medical pathology (e.g., pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction ) from the differential diagnosis (especially in patients with established anxiety disorder).
Selectivity, Clinical Reasoning Skills
Diagnosis, Hypothesis generation
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