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Flowchart: assessing the dizzy patient

Dr Victor Osei-Lah on tips for assessing and managing the dizzy patient

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  • I can’t even understand the first division question, what hope ?

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  • A useful review - but I agree with above comment that some tips on the best way of eliciting the key initial history would be useful.

    The consultant who tried to teach me some ENT - many years ago - suggested - "Dizzy - this can mean 20 different things to 20 different people - what does it mean for you?"

    At least here, in the Birmingham area, this question always produces the same answer - "Well doc - Dizzy".

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