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Journal Article > Review
Massalha S, Clarkin O, Thornhill R, Wells G, Chow BJW. Can J Cardiol. 2018;34:827-838.
Decision support tools can help reduce diagnostic uncertainty. Discussing how artificial intelligence can be utilized to inform diagnostic decision making and improve the accuracy of cardiac image interpretation, this review suggests that use of such technology can reduce production pressure and cognitive load for imaging physicians.
Journal Article > Study
Mazur LM, Mosaly PR, Jackson M, et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012;83:e571-e576.
This assessment of stressors and workload among radiation oncology providers highlighted the importance of interruptions, technical issues (e.g., software malfunctions), and teamwork failures as key contributing factors.
Unintended exposure of patient Lisa Norris during radiotherapy treatment at the Beatson Oncology Centre, Glasgow in January 2006.
Johnson AM. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Executive; 2006.
This report shares results and recommendations from the investigation of a radiotherapy overdose. The investigation identified contributing factors such as an inexperienced caregiver, supervision gaps, ineffective double-checks, and the misalignment of system improvements with training and documentation.