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Journal Article

Pediatric faculty knowledge and comfort discussing diagnostic errors: a pilot survey to understand barriers to an educational program.

Grubenhoff JA, Ziniel SI, Bajaj L, et al. Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany). 2019;6:101-107.

Heuristics provide cognitive shortcuts in the face of complex situations, and thus serve an important purpose. This survey of pediatricians found that identification of diagnostic heuristics was limited. Most respondents expressed discomfort discussing diagnostic errors in public settings, citing fear regarding loss of reputation.