IMPROVEDX Digest - 12 Jul 2017 to 18 Jul 2017 - Special issue (#2017-140)

Donna Woods woods at NORTHWESTERN.EDU
Tue Jul 18 13:25:12 UTC 2017


Well said Gordy!
The loss of Bob Wears is an extraordinary loss to the field of patient safety overall and to the reduction of diagnostic error. He was also such a lovely individual! He will be greatly missed!!

Donna Woods

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On Jul 18, 2017, at 8:16 AM, Schiff, Gordon,M.D. <gschiff at BWH.HARVARD.EDU<mailto:gschiff at BWH.HARVARD.EDU>> wrote:

I concur with Mark that losing Bob Wears is a huge loss to the patient safety and diagnosis error community.

He was a true breakthrough thinker, who always strived and more often than not succeeded in pushing the envelope for critically thinking through the difficult issues in diagnosis.
He was particularly sensitive to the issues of hindsight bias that plague much of our work, and I will miss both his admonitions to avoid this tendency, as well as suggestions of how to overcome it .


I attached a brief editorial I had the privilege to write with him more than a decade ago.

Gordy Schiff

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