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sábado, 19 de diciembre de 2015

Errores

BMJ Blog - 17 Dec, 2015 | by rradecki
"This past month a pair of articles were published online in the EMJ concerning diagnostic error in the Emergency Department. This pair of articles, with the fabulous Hardeep Singh as senior author on each, attempt to describe the underlying foundations of error.
These are particularly important in the context of the ongoing resource constraints facing medical care. A common strategy to reduce the potential for error, and, certainly, the “easy way out”, is simply to overtest. This strategy seems to be associated with a pattern of reduced medicolegal liability, although it is a bit of a stretch to apply this surrogate to diagnostic accuracy. However, besides the obvious up-front costs associated with overtesting, there is an under-appreciated incidence of false-positive results in the setting of low pretest probability..."
http://blogs.bmj.com/emj/2015/12/17/mistakes-were-made/