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Acad Med. 2003 Aug;78(8):782.

Cognitive underpinnings of diagnostic error.

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Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794-2500, USA. rrgordon@ic.sunysb.edu

Abstract

Unfortunately, general limits in cognitive performance extend to diagnostic situations. The authors remain optimistic about reducing cognition-based error, but not as optimistic as Croskerry (see his accompanying article), since the reality is that predictable patterns of error will persist.

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