Cognitive and system factors contributing to diagnostic errors in radiology.

@article{Lee2013CognitiveAS,
  title={Cognitive and system factors contributing to diagnostic errors in radiology.},
  author={Cindy Ching Siang Lee and Paul G. Nagy and Sallie J Weaver and David E Newman-Toker},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2013},
  volume={201 3},
  pages={611-7}
}
OBJECTIVE In this article, we describe some of the cognitive and system-based sources of detection and interpretation errors in diagnostic radiology and discuss potential approaches to help reduce misdiagnoses. CONCLUSION Every radiologist worries about missing a diagnosis or giving a false-positive reading. The retrospective error rate among radiologic examinations is approximately 30%, with real-time errors in daily radiology practice averaging 3-5%. Nearly 75% of all medical malpractice… CONTINUE READING