ERIC Number: EJ855254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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What Makes Diagnosis Hard?
Wears, Robert L.
Advances in Health Sciences Education, v14 suppl 1 p19-25 Sep 2009
This essay uses a case study to explore some of the reasons why understanding failures associated with diagnosis seems to have lagged behind the attention and understanding directed at failures in other aspects of healthcare (e.g., wrong patient/procedure, medication misadministration, etc). The goal is not to pose an alternative to many of the current ideas about problems in diagnosis, but rather to enrich the discussions.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Problems, Cognitive Processes, Medical Services, Physicians, Physician Patient Relationship, Medical Evaluation, Clinical Diagnosis, Safety, Patients
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