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Does physician's training induce overconfidence that hampers disclosing errors?

Brezis M, Orkin-Bedolach Y, Fink D, et al. Does Physician's Training Induce Overconfidence That Hampers Disclosing Errors? J Patient Saf. 2019;15(4):296-298. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000255.

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February 10, 2016
Brezis M, Orkin-Bedolach Y, Fink D, et al. J Patient Saf. 2019;15(4):296-298.

Investigators presented medical students and physicians at three university medical centers with a clinical vignette to explore levels of confidence, accuracy, and comfort with admitting a mistake. Physicians had higher levels of confidence but less accuracy compared to medical students, and they were less willing to admit making an error. There was a weak association between overconfidence and discomfort with error disclosure.

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Brezis M, Orkin-Bedolach Y, Fink D, et al. Does Physician's Training Induce Overconfidence That Hampers Disclosing Errors? J Patient Saf. 2019;15(4):296-298. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000255.