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Cognitive errors and logistical breakdowns contributing to missed and delayed diagnoses of breast and colorectal cancers: a process analysis of closed malpractice claims.

Poon EG, Kachalia A, Puopolo AL, et al. Cognitive errors and logistical breakdowns contributing to missed and delayed diagnoses of breast and colorectal cancers: a process analysis of closed malpractice claims. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(11):1416-1423. doi:10.1007/s11606-012-2107-4.

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June 13, 2012
Poon EG, Kachalia A, Puopolo AL, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(11):1416-1423.

This study analyzed 56 missed or delayed cancer diagnoses and found that virtually all cases involved cognitive errors and half involved logistical breakdowns.

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Poon EG, Kachalia A, Puopolo AL, et al. Cognitive errors and logistical breakdowns contributing to missed and delayed diagnoses of breast and colorectal cancers: a process analysis of closed malpractice claims. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(11):1416-1423. doi:10.1007/s11606-012-2107-4.