The patient experience of diagnostic error

Ross Koppel rkoppel at SAS.UPENN.EDU
Sun Oct 20 17:07:25 UTC 2013

re: survey of docs about mis-Dx.   As the only sociologist and professor 
of survey research methods, I must tell you that's not a great idea. 
Many docs don't find out about their bad calls....ever.  And certainly 
few get that feedback with anything approximating systematic rigor.  
Also, although the mis-Dx should be great lessons, they may not be the 
ones folk wish to remember most clearly.

Ross Koppel, Ph.D. FACMI
Sociology Dept and Sch. of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Phila, PA 19104-6299
215 576 8221 C: 215 518 0134

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