A universal model of diagnostic reasoning.

  title={A universal model of diagnostic reasoning.},
  author={Pat G Croskerry},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  volume={84 8},
Clinical judgment is a critical aspect of physician performance in medicine. It is essential in the formulation of a diagnosis and key to the effective and safe management of patients. Yet, the overall diagnostic error rate remains unacceptably high. In more than four decades of research, a variety of approaches have been taken, but a consensus approach toward diagnostic decision making has not emerged. In the last 20 years, important gains have been made in psychological research on human… CONTINUE READING
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