Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Almost all doctors think they’re above average

---when it comes to diagnostic accuracy according to Paul Mongerson in the foreword to a supplement in the American Journal of Medicine. The supplement examines the role of overconfidence in diagnostic error. Full text of the entire issue is available free of charge. Fascinating reading about the cognitive traps we fall into and potential remedies.

1 comment:

Tony said...

I am not so sure about that...above average? I speak to a few different doctor recently for a diagnosis and I got something consistent - consistent difference opinions and diagnosis