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The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.

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Kurvers RHJM, Herzog SM, Hertwig R, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016;113:8777-82.
… of the United States of America … Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A … Diagnostic error remains a significant source of preventable patient harm. Because … purpose of improving medical diagnosis. A previous WebM&M commentary discussed a case of diagnostic error. …
Elmore JG, Tosteson AN, Pepe MS, et al. BMJ. 2016;353:i3069.
This study found that eliciting second opinions in pathology improved the accuracy of breast histopathology specimens. This work provides further evidence that diagnostic accuracy can be enhanced with second opinions. The authors suggest that implementing multiple clinician review may augment the diagnostic process.
Gallagher TH, Cook AJ, Brenner RJ, et al. Radiology. 2009;253.
… discuss mammogram results directly with patients, but only a minority would disclose any information about an error in … error and how it occurred. Errors in cancer diagnosis are a frequent cause of malpractice lawsuits, but in this study, … Dr. Thomas Gallagher, was interviewed for AHRQ WebM&M in January 2009. …