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Does inappropriate selectivity in information use relate to diagnostic errors and patient harm? The diagnosis of patients with dyspnea.
Zwaan L, Thijs A, Wagner C, Timmermans DR. Soc Sci Med. 2013;91:32-38.
Inappropriate selectivity (failure to consider all available information or potential diagnoses) was a major contributor to diagnostic errors in patients with dyspnea.
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Alex A. Balekian, MD, MSHS, and Michael K. Gould, MD, MS; December 2012
At his first visit with a new physician, a man with a "spot" on his lung reported being followed with CT scans every 6–12 months for 8 years. In total, the patient had more than 20 CT scans.
Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; March 2012.