Referrals

ROBERT M BELL rmsbell200 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jul 1 23:54:28 UTC 2019


Under confident with referrals to specialists - does that work better?

There is always a tendency for primary care docs NOT to refer for monetary and prestige reasons - how does that factor into the various biases of diagnosis?

Rob 

> On Jun 29, 2019, at 1:55 PM, Bruno, Michael <mbruno at PENNSTATEHEALTH.PSU.EDU <mailto:mbruno at PENNSTATEHEALTH.PSU.EDU>> wrote:
> 
> Yes, highlighting the observation that, in high-reliability systems, everyone remembers to be afraid.
>  
> It also reminds me of Sir. Wm. Osler's characterization of physicians into two distinct categories (i.e., "there are only two kinds of doctors in the world...")
> (1) the overconfident, and
> (2) the under-confident! 
> ;)
>  
> MAB
>  






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