Diagnostic errors are among the most significant medical malpractice areas in the United States. In the current issue of “Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care” entitled “Diagnostic Errors and Strategies to Minimize Them”, Satid Thammasitboon, William Cutrer, Supat Thammasitboon, Amy Flemming, William Sullivan, and Geeta Singhal provide a detailed overview of one of the most important patient safety problems in medicine Today.
More specifically the authors look at
- the most recent cognitive theories related to how doctors think
- how to teach diagnostic acumen
- Contribution of diagnostic testing to the problem of diagnostic errors