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Revista Médica Electrónica

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MARTINEZ BRITO, Isabel  y  GARCIA MARTINEZ, Alfredo. Clinical method. Vulnerabilities and perspectives in Stomatology. Rev.Med.Electrón. [online]. 2016, vol.38, n.2, pp.227-238. ISSN 1684-1824.

The correct application of the clinical method is the base of population’s quality care. In the last years, a universal deterioration of this method has been observed. This situation is not unknown in the Cuban social context, being, therefore, a health problem nowadays. The aim of this work was considering aspects that may damage clinical method in Stomatology, its repercussion in the diagnosis and treatment, essential for achieving better quality in population’s care. A bibliography review on the clinical method was carried out in the period between 1966 and 2015, considering as key words the following: clinical method, medical diagnosis, health problems. The consulted databases were Google Scholar, Ebsco, Lilacs, Pubmed and Scielo, taking into account 41 articles, 27 of them from the last five years. We arrived to the conclusion that the clinical method might be transgressed when carrying out some procedures of the Stomatology, detracting prognosis and therapeutic behavior. These actions might lead to the deterioration of the stomatologist-patient relations, one of the most humanistic and essential aspects of the profession. Knowing well the clinical method is unavoidable for the solution of the oral health problems, and it is determined by the professionals’ dedication to their work, characterized by the development of their scientific-technical capacity, the fulfillment of the ethical principles and the duty of reestablishing human people health.

Palabras clave : clinical method; medical diagnosis; health problems.

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