Journal Article
Commentary

The CARE approach to reducing diagnostic errors.

Rush JL; Helms SE; Mostow EN.

Cognitive aids such as checklists and mnemonics can improve process reliability. This project report discusses the development of a mnemonic focused on avoiding diagnostic errors. The authors used the CARE mnemonic (communicate, assess for biased reasoning, reconsider differential diagnoses, enact a plan) as an instruction model to reduce diagnostic errors in their practice.