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Diagnostic errors and the bedside clinical examination.

Clark BW, Derakhshan A, Desai S. Diagnostic Errors and the Bedside Clinical Examination. Med Clin North Am. 2018;102(3):453-464. doi:10.1016/j.mcna.2017.12.007.

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June 27, 2018
Clark BW, Derakhshan A, Desai S. Med Clin North Am. 2018;102:453-464.

Diagnostic errors have garnered increasing attention as a contributor to patient harm. This review explores reasons for underrecognition of diagnostic errors, including cognitive biases and large-scale system weaknesses. The authors suggest emphasis on education to enhance clinical knowledge, physical examination practice, and medical history-taking skills to improve diagnosis.

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Clark BW, Derakhshan A, Desai S. Diagnostic Errors and the Bedside Clinical Examination. Med Clin North Am. 2018;102(3):453-464. doi:10.1016/j.mcna.2017.12.007.