Vegetative state: efforts to curb misdiagnosis

  title={Vegetative state: efforts to curb misdiagnosis},
  author={Andrea Bosco and Giulio E. Lancioni and Marta Olivetti Belardinelli and Nirbhay N. Singh and Mark F. O'Reilly and Jeff Sigafoos},
  journal={Cognitive Processing},
Media reports on the case of Rom Houben have constituted a new reminder of the risks of misdiagnosis with cases with apparent vegetative state, particularly when following the clinical consensus of the care team as diagnostic criterion. Systematic use of behavioral and non-behavioral assessment strategies (e.g., behavioral scales, event-related potentials, and neuro-imaging) may help reduce the aforementioned risks. A new learning assessment strategy could also be considered part of the… CONTINUE READING