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Wen L, Kosowsky J. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press; 2013. ISBN: 9780312594916.
Drawing on two physicians' experiences, this publication provides recommendations to improve patient–physician interactions to prevent diagnostic errors.
Groopman J. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin; 2007. ISBN: 0618610030.
In this book, the author presents several stories that illustrate the forces that shape physician decision-making and may lead to diagnostic mistakes. Borrowing from the field of cognitive psychology, a number of errors stemming from clinicians' use of heuristics, or ''rule of thumb'' shortcuts, are highlighted. This book introduced these concepts on a popular level to many clinicians and the public. The book also discusses the role patients can play to minimize these mistakes. A prior AHRQ WebM&M perspective discussed diagnostic errors and provided advice for reducing cognitive slips.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; January 2009.
This report provides background on the Minnesota Never Events reporting initiative, tips for patients on how to receive the safest care possible, and a table of events reported by all hospitals in the state.