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Excerpt — Orthopedic Clinical Examination With Web Resource

Optimizing interviews with clients

Eliciting a good history and therefore conducting an organized and fruitful client interview and history requires several skills, not the least of which are organizational and communication abilities.

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What classifies as evidence-based practice and why does that matter?

Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been defined as "the conscientious and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients." Central to the concept of EBP is the integration of evidence into the diagnoses and management of clients.

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Focusing your examination approach

The entire diagnostic process entails each component described in this text. This examination focus or sequence will be referred to as broad to narrow or the funnel approach as advocated by the author and colleagues.

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