Diagnostic errors (missed, delayed, incorrect diagnoses) are increasingly being recognized as a prevalent cause of harm to patients. At the same time, physicians are simultaneously under pressure to deliver high-quality, low-cost health care. How do physicians come to a balance between the competing demands of addressing underuse versus overuse, and consequently a balance between underdiagnosis from inadequate investigations versus overdiagnosis and resource waste? Can physicians learn from hearing about their …
Post Author: Ashley Meyer, PhD and Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH
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