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Journal Article

Physicians' diagnostic accuracy, confidence, and resource requests: a vignette study.

Meyer AND, Payne VL, Meeks DW, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(21):1952-1958.

Physicians generally overestimated their ability to diagnose both straightforward and complex cases in this simulated study. Overconfidence has been previously identified as a significant contributor to diagnostic error.