SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease - PE/DVT
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Previous work showed that patients with serious cardiopulmonary diseases lack facial expression variability in response to emotional cues compared to patients who are less sick. That study raised the hypothesis that patient affect contributes to clinician pretest probability of disease, which in turn influences test-ordering behavior. Here, we report initial results of an experiment designed to measure the effect of patient affect on physician belief in the probability that a patient has a serious illness and their desire to order a CTPA.