The ethical problem of false positives: a prospective evaluation of physician reporting in the medical record.

@article{Dresselhaus2002TheEP,
  title={The ethical problem of false positives: a prospective evaluation of physician reporting in the medical record.},
  author={Timothy R. Dresselhaus and J. Luck and John W Peabody},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={291-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if the medical record might overestimate the quality of care through false, and potentially unethical, documentation by physicians. DESIGN Prospective trial comparing two methods for measuring the quality of care for four common outpatient conditions: (1) structured reports by standardised patients (SPs) who presented unannounced to the physicians' clinics, and (2) abstraction of the medical records generated during these visits. SETTING The general medicine clinics… CONTINUE READING
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