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Blankenbaker DG, ed. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014;203:476-593.
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.
Dallas, TX: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; June 2006.
This report illustrates weaknesses in current pathology practice of breast cancer diagnosis and suggests improvements for reliability and effectiveness.
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Guglin ME, Thatai D. Int J Cardiol. 2006;106:232-237.
The investigators studied errors in electrocardiogram reading and found that computerized diagnostic interpretations of life-threatening conditions were often inaccurate.