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Journal Article
Commentary

Sharing the process of diagnostic decision making.

Brush JE, Brophy JM. JAMA internal medicine. 2017;177:1245-1246.

Improving diagnosis has been recently promoted as a core area in patient safety. This commentary discusses how physicians can utilize cognitive decision making and likelihood ratios to address uncertainty and augment diagnosis. The authors suggest that clinicians learn to assess their diagnostic practices and skills to improve their performance.