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Tolerating uncertainty—the next medical revolution?

Simpkin AL, Schwartzstein RM. Tolerating Uncertainty - The Next Medical Revolution? New Engl J Med. 2016;375(18)(18):1713-1715.

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November 9, 2016
Simpkin AL, Schwartzstein RM. New Engl J Med. 2016;375(18):1713-1715.

Uncertainty is a difficult concept to accept for both patients and clinicians. This perspective explores how intolerance of uncertainty can affect safety in health care. The authors advocate for educators to encourage transparency about uncertainty and focus discussions on hypotheses instead of diagnoses.

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Simpkin AL, Schwartzstein RM. Tolerating Uncertainty - The Next Medical Revolution? New Engl J Med. 2016;375(18)(18):1713-1715.