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Contextual errors in medical decision making: overlooked and understudied.

Weiner SJ, Schwartz A. Contextual Errors in Medical Decision Making: Overlooked and Understudied. Acad Med. 2016;91(5):657-62. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001017.

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December 16, 2015
Weiner SJ, Schwartz A. Acad Med. 2016;91(5):657-62.

Physicians should consider contextual issues when developing care plans with patients. This commentary discusses how inattention to patient context, such as environmental or social factors, can contribute to medical errors. Contextual factors that physicians should consider include finances, religion, social support, and access to care.

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Weiner SJ, Schwartz A. Contextual Errors in Medical Decision Making: Overlooked and Understudied. Acad Med. 2016;91(5):657-62. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001017.