Does Time Pressure Have a Negative Effect on Diagnostic Accuracy?

  title={Does Time Pressure Have a Negative Effect on Diagnostic Accuracy?},
  author={Dalal A ALQahtani and Jerome I Rotgans and Silvia Mamede and Ibrahim Alalwan and Mohi Eldin M.A. Magzoub and Fatheya M Altayeb and Manahil A Mohamedani and Henk G. Schmidt},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  volume={91 5},
PURPOSE Studies suggest time pressure has negative effects on physicians' working conditions and may lead to suboptimal patient care and medical errors. Experimental evidence supporting this is lacking, however. This study investigated the effect of time pressure on diagnostic accuracy. METHOD In 2013, senior internal medicine residents at three hospitals in Saudi Arabia were divided randomly into two groups: a time-pressure condition and a control condition without time pressure. Both groups… CONTINUE READING
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