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Collective intelligence meets medical decision-making: the collective outperforms the best radiologist.
Wolf M, Krause J, Carney PA, Bogart A, Kurvers RHJM. PLoS One. 2015;10:e0134269.
Collective intelligence encompasses several methods for summarizing input from multiple individuals, which can often be more accurate than any one expert. In this study, investigators applied several collective intelligence algorithms to mammography interpretation. They found that aggregating the interpretations of multiple radiologists resulted in higher accuracy—fewer false positive results and more true positive results—than even the most accurate single radiologist. This work builds on earlier studies of diagnostic accuracy in imaging studies. This study has profound implications for improving diagnosis through collaboration between clinicians in real time, perhaps facilitated through technology, as a complement to the long-standing diagnostic safety strategy of morbidity and mortality conferences, which provide group feedback once a case has concluded.
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Eight CT lessons that we learned the hard way: an analysis of current patterns of radiological error and discrepancy with particular emphasis on CT.
McCreadie G, Oliver TB. Clin Radiol. 2009;64:491-499; discussion 500-501.
In this study, systematic analysis of missed and discrepant diagnoses, discovered through departmental quality assurance conferences, identified several common diagnostic errors in interpretation of computed tomographic (CT) studies. False-negative diagnoses were the most common type of error, but misdiagnosis relating to poor communication between departments also occurred in a significant proportion of cases. This study provides an example of how traditional morbidity and mortality teaching conferences may be used as a vehicle for improving patient safety.
Breast Cancer Services in Trafford and North Manchester. An Investigation Into The Circumstances Surrounding A Serious Clinical Incident In Symptomatic Breast Services – The Baker Report.
Baker M. Manchester, England: NHS North West; February 2007.
This report shares findings from an investigation into individual and system failures that contributed to a radiologist misreading mammograms for a 2-year period.