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Acad Med. 2003 Aug;78(8):781.

Metacognitive training to reduce diagnostic errors: ready for prime time?

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Medical Service, VA Medical Center-Northport, and Department of Medicine, Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8430, USA.


The accuracy of medical diagnosis is often degraded when diagnosis deviates from the principles of normative decision making. Although diagnostic errors can potentially be reduced by metacognitive training, that proposal (put forth by Croskerry in an accompanying article) needs validation and extensive exploration.

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