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Use of a novel, modified fishbone diagram to analyze diagnostic errors.

Reilly JB, Myers JS, Salvador D, et al. Use of a novel, modified fishbone diagram to analyze diagnostic errors. Diagnosis (Berl). 2014;1(2):167-171. doi:10.1515/dx-2013-0040.

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July 16, 2014
Reilly JB, Myers JS, Salvador D, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2014;1(2):167-171.

This commentary discusses how two medical centers utilized the fishbone diagram as a tool to analyze diagnostic errors. A health care facility in Maine developed a root cause analysis model to determine common factors, and a residency program in Pennsylvania introduced a modified fishbone diagram to educate trainees about cognitive biases and systems issues.

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Reilly JB, Myers JS, Salvador D, et al. Use of a novel, modified fishbone diagram to analyze diagnostic errors. Diagnosis (Berl). 2014;1(2):167-171. doi:10.1515/dx-2013-0040.