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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Understanding and confronting our mistakes: the epidemiology of error in radiology and strategies for error reduction.

Bruno MA, Walker EA, Abujudeh HH. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. 2015;35:1668-76.

Misinterpretation of test results can have harmful consequences for patients. This commentary discusses interpretive and perceptual errors in radiology and explores why these failures occur. The authors recommend strategies to reduce errors in radiology, including cognitive debiasing and use of checklists.