A Diagnosis says what is likely to be wrong.

Generally considered to be an art, diagnosis involves matching symptoms and ruling out differential diagnoses.

In some locations, a diagnosis is a working hypothesis, as most insurance requires a diagnosis and will pay for some treatments, but not others based on a diagnosis.

As opposed to Prognosis, which describes how the future is likely to be, such as recovery.

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