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Key Feature Specific Field Note

Assessing Competence in family medicine

Neck Pain
In patients with non-traumatic neck pain, use a focused history, physical examination and appropriate investigations to distinguish serious, non-musculoskeletal causes (e.g., lymphoma, carotid dissection), including those referred to the neck (e.g., myocardial infarction, pseudotumour cerebri) from other non-serious causes.
Clinical Reasoning Skills, Selectivity
Hypothesis generation, Diagnosis
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