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The efficacy of mindful practice in improving diagnosis in healthcare: a systematic review and evidence synthesis.

Pinnock F, Ritchie D, Gallagher S, et al. The efficacy of mindful practice in improving diagnosis in healthcare: a systematic review and evidence synthesis. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2021;26(3):785-809. doi: 10.1007/s10459-020-10022-x.

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October 13, 2021
Pinnock R, Ritchie D, Gallagher S, et al. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2021;26(3):785-809.

Cognition is a recognized human factor that can contribute to medical error. This systematic review explored whether mindful practice can improve diagnosis in healthcare. Of the 33 included studies, the majority were non-empirical; however, the authors tentatively conclude that mindful practice may be a promising method to improve diagnostic accuracy and reduce error.