Twelve tips for teaching avoidance of diagnostic errors.

  title={Twelve tips for teaching avoidance of diagnostic errors.},
  author={Robert L Trowbridge},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  volume={30 5},
BACKGROUND Despite an increasing emphasis on patient safety on the part of healthcare systems worldwide, diagnostic error remains common. Errors frequently result in significant clinical consequences and persist despite remarkable advances in diagnostic technology. Most medical students and physician trainees receive little instruction regarding both the root causes of diagnostic errors and how to avoid such errors. AIMS This installment of the '12 tips' series discusses how to familiarize… CONTINUE READING
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