Do you have to re-examine to reconsider your diagnosis? Checklists and cardiac exam.

@article{Sibbald2013DoYH,
  title={Do you have to re-examine to reconsider your diagnosis? Checklists and cardiac exam.},
  author={Matthew Sibbald and Anique de Bruin and Rodrigo Cavalcanti and Jeroen J G Van Merrienboer},
  journal={BMJ quality & safety},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          333-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated whether clinicians can use checklists to verify their diagnostic decisions. Checklists may improve accuracy by prompting clinicians to reconsider or recollect information but might impair decision making by adding to clinicians' cognitive load. This study assessed whether checklists improve cardiac exam diagnostic accuracy, and whether this benefit is dependent on collecting additional information. METHODS 191 internal medicine residents examined a… CONTINUE READING
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