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Douglas Y. Med Hypotheses. 2016;90:14-18.
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Rare diseases can present unique diagnostic challenges for clinicians. This commentary draws from a historical case of diagnostic error to illustrate how availability bias and lack of sensitivity for patients who are considered difficult can contribute to misdiagnosis.
Danish Society for General Medicine. December 5-7, 2019, Panum Building, Copenhagen.
The dangers of ignoring the Beers criteria—the prescribing cascade.
DeRhodes KH. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 May 13; [Epub ahead of print].
Accuracy of a popular online symptom checker for ophthalmic diagnoses.
Shen C, Nguyen M, Gregor A, Isaza G, Beattie A. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Apr 11; [Epub ahead of print].
Type 1 diabetes defined by severe insulin deficiency occurs after 30 years of age and is commonly treated as type 2 diabetes.
Thomas NJ, Lynam AL, Hill AV, et al. Diabetologia. 2019 Apr 10; [Epub ahead of print].
Missed opportunities for diagnosing brain tumours in primary care: a qualitative study of patient experiences.
Walter FM, Penfold C, Joannides A, et al. Br J Gen Pract. 2019;69:e224-e235.
Comparative accuracy of diagnosis by collective intelligence of multiple physicians vs individual physicians.
Barnett ML, Boddupalli D, Nundy S, Bates DW. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2:e190096.
"Does your knee make more of a click or a clack?"—teaching "Car Talk" to new docs.
Chisholm P. Health Shots. National Public Radio. February 27, 2019.
'So why didn't you think this baby was ill?' Decision-making in acute paediatrics.
Roland D, Snelson E. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2019;104:43-48.
Missed diagnosis of new-onset systolic heart failure at first presentation in children with no known heart disease.
Puri K, Singh H, Denfield SW, et al. J Pediatr. 2019;208:258-264.e3.
Perception of the usability and implementation of a metacognitive mnemonic to check cognitive errors in clinical setting.
Chew KS, van Merrienboer JJG, Durning SJ. BMC Med Educ. 2019;19:18.
Drs Bramhall and Bawa-Garba and the rightful domain of the criminal law.
Ost S. J Med Ethics. 2019;45:151-155.
Learning from tragedy: the Julia Berg story.
Graber ML, Berg D, Jerde W, Kibort P, Olson APJ, Parkash V. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5:257-266.
Guided reflection interventions show no effect on diagnostic accuracy in medical students.
Lambe KA, Hevey D, Kelly BD. Front Psychol. 2018;9:2297.
Evaluation of wound photography for remote postoperative assessment of surgical site infections.
Kummerow Broman K, Gaskill CE, Faqih A, et al. JAMA Surg. 2019;154:117-124.
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.
Factors underlying suboptimal diagnostic performance in physicians under time pressure.
ALQahtani DA, Rotgans JI, Mamede S, Mahzari MM, Al-Ghamdi GA, Schmidt HG. Med Educ. 2018;52:1288-1298.
Center of Excellence for Improving Diagnosis.
Patient Safety Authority.
A method to identify pediatric high-risk diagnoses missed in the emergency department.
Sundberg M, Perron CO, Kimia A, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5:63-69.
The best medical care in the world.
Reilly BM. N Engl J Med. 2018;378:1741-1743.
Matt's story: learning from heartbreak.
Miller K, Dastoli A. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018;30:654-657.
When missing a 'zebra' can land you in court.
Crane M. Medscape Business of Medicine. February 20, 2018.
Diagnostic error in stroke—reasons and proposed solutions.
Bakradze E, Liberman AL. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2018;20:11.
The key to reducing doctors' misdiagnoses.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 12, 2017.
Why are so many women being misdiagnosed?
Mickle K. Glamour Magazine. August 11, 2017.
Autopsy interrogation of emergency medicine dispute cases: how often are clinical diagnoses incorrect?
Liu D, Gan R, Zhang W, et al. J Clin Pathol. 2018;71:67-71.
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