In mammography, collaborative readings by multiple radiologists outperform readings by the best single radiologist.
PLoS One. 2015;10:e0134269.
Collective intelligence meets medical decision-making: the collective outperforms the best radiologist.
Wolf M, Krause J, Carney PA, Bogart A, Kurvers RHJM. PLoS One. 2015;10:e0134269.
Collective intelligence encompasses several methods for summarizing input from multiple individuals, which can often be more accurate than any one expert. In this study, investigators applied several collective intelligence algorithms to mammography interpretation. They found that aggregating the interpretations of multiple radiologists resulted in higher accuracy—fewer false positive results and more true positive results—than even the most accurate single radiologist. This work builds on earlier studies of diagnostic accuracy inimaging studies. This study has profound implications for improving diagnosis through collaboration between clinicians in real time, perhaps facilitated through technology, as a complement to the long-standing diagnostic safety strategy of morbidity and mortality conferences, which provide group feedback once a case has concluded.
Practice and quality improvement: successful implementation of TeamSTEPPS tools into an academic interventional ultrasound practice.
Gupta RT, Sexton JB, Milne J, Frush DP. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015;204:105-110.
Increasing rate of detection of wrong-patient radiographs: use of photographs obtained at time of radiography.
Tridandapani S, Ramamurthy S, Galgano SJ, Provenzale JM. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013;200:W345-W352.
Identifying patient safety problems during team rounds: an ethnographic study.
Lamba AR, Linn K, Fletcher KE. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:667-669.
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