The devil is in the details

J Hosp Med. 2009 Jul;4(6):382-6. doi: 10.1002/jhm.463.


The approach to clinical conundrums by an expert clinician is revealed through presentation of an actual patient's case in an approach typical of morning report. Similar to patient care, sequential pieces of information are provided to the clinician who is unfamiliar with the case. The focus is on the thought processes of both the clinical team caring for the patient and the discussant.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Doxycycline / therapeutic use
  • Fever / diagnosis
  • Fever / drug therapy
  • Fever / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Q Fever / diagnosis*
  • Q Fever / drug therapy
  • Q Fever / physiopathology*


  • Doxycycline