Matthew’s research has focussed on improving the diagnosis of serious illness in primary care settings, initially with a focus on childhood illness, and now expanding to the shared issues in diagnosis for cancer. His research has examined the role of clinical features to improving diagnosis, the use of clinical prediction rules and new methods around diagnostic testing.
Matthew is the Director of the Primary Care Innovation Lab at the UW, which is working to bridge gaps between new technology/innovations and the primary care clinical and research settings, to help identify and create evidence for new technologies that could transform diagnosis in general practice. He is currently funded by PCORI in the US to determine new methods for including patient centered outcomes in imaging tests in primary care.
Matthew has worked as a GP in England, and currently works as a Family Physician in a family medicine clinic in Seattle.
University of Washington (UW), Seattle, US
Early diagnosis, new technology in primary care, mixed methods
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