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How common are cognitive errors in cases presented at emergency medicine resident morbidity and mortality conferences?

Chu D, Xiao J, Shah P, et al. How common are cognitive errors in cases presented at emergency medicine resident morbidity and mortality conferences? Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5(3):143-150. doi:10.1515/dx-2017-0046.

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July 25, 2018
Chu D, Xiao J, Shah P, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5(3):143-150.

This retrospective review of cases presented at one hospital's emergency medicine morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences found that more than half involved a diagnostic error, most of which were a cognitive error. When present, cognitive errors were more frequently ascribed to faulty data synthesis rather than a knowledge deficit.

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Chu D, Xiao J, Shah P, et al. How common are cognitive errors in cases presented at emergency medicine resident morbidity and mortality conferences? Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5(3):143-150. doi:10.1515/dx-2017-0046.