Surgical Sieve Mnemonic

Posted: 2012-10-27

Here’s yet another mnemonic for the diagnostic sieve/surgical sieve (as if the world needs any more). I aimed to err on the side of completeness rather than simplicity/brevity. Next time you find your mind has unhelpfully gone blank at one of those “What might cause symptom X and Y?” question from your consultant, try following the VINTAGE MEDIC TIP of applying the diagnostic sieve: