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Charles Vincent, PhD; October 2003
Trusting his memory more than the chart, a surgeon directs a resident to remove the wrong side on a patient with unilateral vulvar cancer.
Journal Article > Commentary
Gallagher TH. JAMA. 2009;302:669-677.
This case presentation describes a wrong-site surgery incident, provides perspectives from the patient, clinician, and includes reader responses to the case.
Saul S. New York Times. July 19, 2010;A1.
This newspaper article investigates diagnostic errors in breast cancer through the story of a patient who was misdiagnosed. Concern about the accuracy of pathology for early stages of disease and ductal carcinoma in situ has experts debating the best mechanisms to ensure competency and reliability in this field.