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March 19, 2014

Recognizing and managing errors of cognitive underspecification.

Duthie EA. Recognizing and managing errors of cognitive underspecification. Journal of patient safety. 2014;10(1):1-5. doi:10.1097/PTS.0b013e3182a5f6e1.

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Duthie EA. Journal of patient safety. 2014;10:1-5.

Incomplete information transfer may create misunderstandings and prevent the establishment of a shared mental model. This commentary uses case analyses to illustrate how such incomplete discussions often contribute to communication breakdowns and recommends systems solutions to prevent errors.

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Duthie EA. Recognizing and managing errors of cognitive underspecification. Journal of patient safety. 2014;10(1):1-5. doi:10.1097/PTS.0b013e3182a5f6e1.