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Mind the overlap: how system problems contribute to cognitive failure and diagnostic errors.

Gupta A, Harrod M, Quinn M, et al. Mind the overlap: how system problems contribute to cognitive failure and diagnostic errors. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5(3):151-156. doi:10.1515/dx-2018-0014.

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October 24, 2018
Gupta A, Harrod M, Quinn M, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5(3):151-156.

This direct observation study of hospitalist teams on rounds and conducting follow-up work examined the interaction between systems problems and cognitive errors in diagnosis. Researchers found that information gaps related to electronic health records, challenges with handoffs, and time constraints all contributed to difficulties in diagnostic cognition. The authors suggest considering both systems and cognitive challenges to diagnosis in order to promote safety.

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Gupta A, Harrod M, Quinn M, et al. Mind the overlap: how system problems contribute to cognitive failure and diagnostic errors. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5(3):151-156. doi:10.1515/dx-2018-0014.