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Evidence on Use of Clinical Reasoning Checklists for Diagnostic Error Reduction.

Zwaan L, Staal J. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2020. AHRQ Publication No. 20-0040-3-EF.

Checklists are considered a promising intervention to improve diagnosis because they can support clinical decision-making by ensuring that correct diagnostic steps are taken and that all possible diagnoses are not overlooked. This report outlines how checklists have unachieved potential in clinical practice and their use can further guide decision-making and assure completeness of the diagnostic process.