Reducing diagnostic errors in medicine: what's the goal?

  title={Reducing diagnostic errors in medicine: what's the goal?},
  author={Mark L. Graber and Ruthanna Gordon and Nancy Franklin},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  volume={77 10},
This review considers the feasibility of reducing or eliminating the three major categories of diagnostic errors in medicine: "No-fault errors" occur when the disease is silent, presents atypically, or mimics something more common. These errors will inevitably decline as medical science advances, new syndromes are identified, and diseases can be detected more accurately or at earlier stages. These errors can never be eradicated, unfortunately, because new diseases emerge, tests are never… CONTINUE READING