What is it about?

Diagnostic errors, constituted by a missed, wrong, or delayed diagnosis detected later by additional tests or findings, are one of the most vexing issues in medicine. In this write-up, we discuss the reasons for diagnostic errors and how medical students can be trained to avoid such errors.

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Why is it important?

One of the most challenging and stimulating tasks of a clinician is to arrive at a diagnosis, a process affected both by cognitive and system factors. Errors in diagnosis are one of the commonest causes of patient-harm and also medical negligence claims.


Before researching for this write-up, I was not aware that so many interventions are available for teaching medical graduates to reduce medical-errors.

Dr Devendra Mishra
Maulana Azad Medical College

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This page is a summary of: Teaching for reducing diagnostic errors, Indian Pediatrics, January 2017, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s13312-017-0994-5.
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