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Will you be misdiagnosed? -- how diagnostic errors happen
Date:4/28/2008

ns to systematize the incorporation of the downstream experiences and participation of the patients in all efforts to improve the diagnostic process.

In my view, diagnostic error will be reduced only if physicians have a more realistic understanding of the amount of diagnostic errors they PERSONALLY make, summarizes Paul Mongerson, who created a foundation to promote computer-based and other strategies to reduce diagnostic errors. I believe that the accuracy of diagnosis can be best improved by informing physicians of the extent of their own (not others) errors and urging them to personally take steps to reduce their own errors.


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