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A really stupid mistake: it does feel like a cop out to blame my error on human frailty, but I'm afraid that's exactly what it was.

Maskell G. A really stupid mistake: it does feel like a cop out to blame my error on human frailty, but I'm afraid that's exactly what it was. BMJ. 2019;365:l1617. doi:10.1136/bmj.l1617.

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April 24, 2019
Maskell G. BMJ. 2019;365:l1617.

This commentary offers insights from a radiologist regarding the role of unintentional blindness in diagnostic error. The author discusses a radiologic near miss and the variety of factors that could have contributed to it, such as bias, distraction, and inattention.