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Why physicians err in diagnosis.

Why physicians err in diagnosis. JAMA. 2015;313(12):1273. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11660.

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April 8, 2015
JAMA. 2015;313:1273.

This previously published commentary provides a historical glimpse into diagnostic error and physician cognition. The piece discusses the value of autopsy in uncovering incorrect diagnoses, suggests that physician error be classified as either social or clinical in nature, and explores factors that contribute to error, including those due to human limitations.

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Why physicians err in diagnosis. JAMA. 2015;313(12):1273. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11660.