Quick hello and a reminder or two / "Ten" lists ....

Robert L Wears, MD, MS, PhD wears at UFL.EDU
Wed May 1 15:33:30 UTC 2013


Hear, hear!

On 1 May 2013 at 10:15, David Meyers wrote:


> Most likely these will suffer the same fate as their biblical
> counterparts. THIS IS NOT A STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS!
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> David L Meyers
> 410-952-8782
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> On May 1, 2013, at 9:08 AM, Nonie Leonidas <nonieleonidas68 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
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> > Below is one Strategy that we can use to reduce diagnostic errors as
> > suggested by Mark L. Graber, "Educational Strategies to Reduce
> > Diagnostic Error: can you teach this stuff?" Adv in Health Sci Educ
> > (2009) 14:63-69 is to keep in mind the:
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> > Ten Commandments to Reduce Cognitive Errors
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> > 1.      Thou shalt reflect on how you think and decide.
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> > 2.      Thou shalt not rely on your memory when making critical
> > decisions.
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> > 3.      Thou shalt make your working environment
> > information-friendly by using the latest wireless technology such as
> > the iPad, Kindle, Samsung Notes, Nexus.
> > 
> > 4.      Thou shalt consider other possibilities even though you are
> > sure of your first diagnosis.
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> > 5.      Thou shalt know Bayesian probability and the epidemiology of
> > the diseases in your differential diagnosis.
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> > 6.      Thou shalt mentally rehearse common and serious conditions
> > that you expect to see in your specialty.
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> > 7.      Thou shalt ask yourself if you are the right person to make
> > the final decision or a specialist after considering the patient´s
> > values and wishes.
> > 
> > 8.      Thou shalt take time to decide and not be pressured by
> > anyone.
> > 
> > 9.      Thou shalt create accountability procedures and follow up
> > for decisions made.
> > 
> > 10.   Thou shalt record in a relational data base software your
> > patient´s problems and decisions for review and improvement.
> > 
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> > 
> > Leonardo L. Leonidas, MD
> > Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics (retired 2008)
> > Distinguished Career Teaching Award, 2009
> > Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
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Robert L Wears, MD, MS, PhD
University of Florida  	Imperial College London
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