The Journal of the American Medical Association republishes a 1915 commentary exploring why physicians make diagnostic errors; causes include bad deportment.JAMA. 2015;313:1273.
Why physicians err in diagnosis.
JAMA. 2015;313:1273.This previously published commentary provides a historical glimpse into diagnostic error and physician cognition. The piece discusses the value of autopsy in uncovering incorrect diagnoses, suggests that physician error be classified as either social or clinical in nature, and explores factors that contribute to error, including those due to human limitations.
Quantifying and monitoring overdiagnosis in cancer screening: a systematic review of methods.
Carter JL, Coletti RJ, Harris RP. BMJ. 2015;350:g7773.
Advancing the science of measurement of diagnostic errors in healthcare: the Safer Dx framework.
Singh H, Sittig DF. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24:103-110.
New patient safety panel ready to focus on hospitals' reports of 'near misses.'
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