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The CARE approach to reducing diagnostic errors.

Rush JL, Helms SE, Mostow EN. The CARE approach to reducing diagnostic errors. Int J Dermatol. 2017;56(6):669-673. doi:10.1111/ijd.13532.

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March 22, 2017
Rush JL, Helms SE, Mostow EN. Int J Dermatol. 2017;56:669-673.

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.

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Rush JL, Helms SE, Mostow EN. The CARE approach to reducing diagnostic errors. Int J Dermatol. 2017;56(6):669-673. doi:10.1111/ijd.13532.