Smart handles and red flags in neurological diagnosis.

Hospital medicine (London, England : 1998)

PubMedID: 12512200

Hawkes C. Smart handles and red flags in neurological diagnosis. Hosp Med. 2002;63(12):732-42.
Eliciting a full history and undertaking a complete neurological examination is time consuming. Knowledge of diagnostic short cuts (smart handles) and caveats (red flags) can speed up this process but care is needed as many tips given here have not been validated scientifically.