Stethoscopes contribution to diagnostic errors

claudia galindo claugalindo at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 26 11:57:00 UTC 2015


I think it is a very interesting topic, in my humble opinion,  as an ENT that had a lot to strugle in the first years of medical school because of a small hearing loss, I always wonder myself about this question. I never read anything.Claudia

> Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:09:50 -0700
> From: 0000000296e45ec4-dmarc-request at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
> Subject: [IMPROVEDX] Stethoscopes contribution to diagnostic errors
> To: IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
> 
> Should physicians/HCPs be checked before being able/allowed to use a  stethoscope?  Should they be cleared for hearing loss before being allowed to use a stethoscope?  This would seem to be so very important with so much high frequency hearing loss in young people.
> 
> I have the idea that many errors in diagnosis are associated with stethoscope decisions.
> 
> It would seem that there are tremendous differences between a First Year Medical student with or without hearing loss, a fourth year medical student, with or without hearing loss, a 2nd year resident, with or without hearing loss, a practicing physician with or with our hearing loss, and a cardiologist of 30 years experience, with or without hearing loss. 
> 
> Should we not address the basics before we move further ahead in trying to reduce diagnostic errors?
> 
> Do we know what the error rates are in various groups of HCPs who use stethoscopes?
> 
> Rob B
> 
> 
> 
> For additional information and subscription commands, visit:
> http://www.lsoft.com/resources/faq.asp#4A
> 
> 
> 
> Moderator: David Meyers, Board Member, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
> 
> To unsubscribe from the IMPROVEDX list, click the following link:<br>
> <a href="http://list.improvediagnosis.org/scripts/wa-IMPDIAG.exe?SUBED1=IMPROVEDX&A=1" target="_blank">http://list.improvediagnosis.org/scripts/wa-IMPDIAG.exe?SUBED1=IMPROVEDX&A=1</a>
> </p>
 		 	   		  





Moderator: David Meyers, Board Member, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine


HTML Version:
URL: <../attachments/20150326/64aa0f3e/attachment.html>


More information about the Test mailing list