disappointed

Ross Koppel rkoppel at SAS.UPENN.EDU
Wed Sep 23 17:53:50 UTC 2015


Bob, as usual, is so insightful.  Wonderful points.

Ross



On 9/23/2015 12:31 PM, Robert L Wears, MD, MS, PhD wrote:
> 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
> document.
>
> 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.
>
> bob
>






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