How Often are you unsure of Diagnoses?

David Ryon dyspneadoc at AOL.COM
Sat Jun 29 14:48:21 UTC 2019


Because of self-reporting, I’m suspect that it’s a stretch to draw any conclusion. Recall the Dunning-Kruger effect: those least suspicious of diagnostic uncertainty might in fact be great contributors to error. And vice versa, those most nervous about diagnosis might in fact be doing OK.
David Ryon

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On Jun 28, 2019, at 9:50 AM, Jason Maude <jason.maude at isabelhealthcare.com> wrote:




This survey has now got 463 respondents so the results are looking more credible. Do you think there is a close correlation between these 2 questions?




 

   
   - How often do you experience diagnostic uncertainty while practicing medicine?   




 


Every day                      47%



About once a week       19%



Several times a month  16%




 

   
   - How often do you think you make diagnostic errors?   




 


Every day                       15%



About once a week        21%



Several times a month   17%




 


For me there is a disconnect between clinicians often saying they don’t have time or need to use decision support tools and the frequency of them facing dx uncertainly and subsequent errors as shown by this survey. The numbers imply that 2/3 of the time when there is dx uncertainty it turns into an error.




 


Regards



Jason




 


From: JASON MAUDE <jason.maude at ISABELHEALTHCARE.COM>
Reply-To: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine <IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG>, JASON MAUDE <jason.maude at isabelhealthcare.com>
Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 22:29
To: "IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG" <IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG>
Subject: [IMPROVEDX] How Often are you unsure of Diagnoses?




 


This is a fascinating article and survey on Medscape. So far 85% of clinicians say they experience diagnostic uncertainty several times a month or more. Please respond to the survey and pass around to your colleagues so we can get see the results with a significant response rate.



https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/914892




 


Regards



Jason




 


Jason Maude



Founder and CEO Isabel Healthcare



Tel: +44 1428 644886



Tel: +1 703 879 1890



www.isabelhealthcare.com




 



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This survey has now got 463 respondents so the results are looking more credible. Do you think there is a close correlation between these 2 questions?
 
  
    
   - How often do you experience diagnostic uncertainty while practicing medicine?
 
  
 
Every day                      47%
 
About once a week      19%
 
Several times a month 16%
 
  
    
   - How often do you think you make diagnostic errors?
 
  
 
Every day                      15%
 
About once a week       21%
 
Several times a month  17%
 
  
 
For me there is a disconnect between clinicians often saying they don’t have time or need to use decision support tools and the frequency of them facing dx uncertainly and subsequent errors as shown by this survey. The numbers imply that 2/3 of the time when there is dx uncertainty it turns into an error.
 
  
 
Regards
 
Jason
 
  
 
From: JASON MAUDE <jason.maude at ISABELHEALTHCARE.COM>
Reply-To: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine <IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG>, JASON MAUDE <jason.maude at isabelhealthcare.com>
Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 22:29
To: "IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG" <IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG>
Subject: [IMPROVEDX] How Often are you unsure of Diagnoses?
 
  
 
This is a fascinating article and survey on Medscape. So far 85% of clinicians say they experience diagnostic uncertainty several times a month or more. Please respond to the survey and pass around to your colleagues so we can get see the results with a significant response rate.
 
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/914892
 
  
 
Regards
 
Jason
 
  
 
Jason Maude
 
Founder and CEO Isabel Healthcare
 
Tel: +44 1428 644886
 
Tel: +1 703 879 1890
 
www.isabelhealthcare.com
 
  
 


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