Mistake discovered in autism guidelines (UK)

If a person thinks they might have autism, they will usually see their general practitioner as the first port of call. The GP will use a screening test to help them decide if the person should be referred to a specialist for a formal diagnosis.

However, we recently discovered, by chance, an error in the clinical guidelines doctors use when making their initial autism assessment. That guideline is published by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), and it also informs clinical guidelines internationally.

https://theconversation.com/mistake-discovered-in-autism-guidelines-many-could-have-missed-a-diagnosis-156909

Comments

  • verityverity Administrator, Citizen
    Interesting.

    I wonder though if if it was a mistake, why Simon Barron Cohen, wouldn't have noticed it in that time?

    I mean sure he would have been aware of NICE guidelines.
  • Statest16Statest16 Citizen, Mentor
    It's no surprise that doctors and medical procedure makes mistakes,they have been doing it ever since the one and original Hyprocrotes created modern medicine and then died of disease.

    I have always know the medical profession is full of shit anyway,which is why I prefer "idiot savant" over autism anyway.

    I think the medical profession can suck a fat d#%& and go to hell
  • verityverity Administrator, Citizen
    The both carry the same University of Cambridge copyright.
  • verityverity Administrator, Citizen
    Also the date is identical. Very odd. Seems like a last minute change.
  • verityverity Administrator, Citizen
    edited March 21
    Also "more than N" is an atypical way of doing a clinical score.

    Normally it is "at least N" or  "N or more".
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