Robert L Wears, MD, MS, PhD wears at UFL.EDU
Wed Sep 23 16:31:29 UTC 2015

Great that misdiagnosis and related failures are getting attention, but ...

This is a disappointing effort; a naïve, keyhole view of a complex problem.

I count 82 mentions of 'error' in the first 15 pages (~5.5 per page), 753 in the entire 

Lots of discussion about biases (78 mentions) but important issues that challenge the focus 
on 'error', such as hindsight bias, or outcome bias, are never mentioned even once.

This restriction to a very narrow framing of the problem is unlikely to lead to progress.


Robert L Wears, MD, MS, PhD
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