[IMPROVEDX] [IMPROVEDX] IOM report is released - Diagnosis in actual practice

Mark H Ebell ebell at UGA.EDU
Wed Oct 14 01:58:38 UTC 2015


And of course, the most common things (acute bronchitis, common cold, sore throat, dyspepsia, dizziness, headache) are almost unstudied in the primary care setting. We need a dedicated institute of primary care led by family physicians and general internists.

Mark

From: robert bell
Reply-To: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, robert bell
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [IMPROVEDX] [IMPROVEDX] [IMPROVEDX] IOM report is released - Diagnosis in actual practice

Interesting Art,

The commonest diagnoses lead the the commonest diagnostic errors.

Could that be the confounding presentations that we see over time - and for which we arenot well trained?

Rob


On Oct 13, 2015, at 11:23 AM, Jason Maude <Jason.Maude at ISABELHEALTHCARE.COM<mailto:Jason.Maude at ISABELHEALTHCARE.COM>> wrote:

In our specialty we scratch our heads when so many skin cancers are missed by PCP’s, or scabies, or herpetic infections etc.  These are all common diagnoses.  Mathematically, variants of common (or at least diagnoses that we all know) are the mass of the diagnostic error iceberg.


Robert M. Bell, M.D., Ph.C.
P.O. Box 3668
West Sedona, AZ  86340-3668
USA
Tel: Fax: 928 203-4517




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