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Journal Article

Exploring the role of salient distracting clinical features in the emergence of diagnostic errors and the mechanisms through which reflection counteracts mistakes.

Mamede S, Splinter TAW, van Gog T, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21(4):295-300.

This study described the role of reflection in preventing physicians from being overly influenced by salient clinical features that may misdirect diagnostic reasoning. The authors advocate for deliberate reflection as a tool to prevent diagnostic errors.