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New Online CME Modules from MLMIC Address Diagnostic Errors

Two new online CME modules – “High Exposure Liability: Errors in Diagnosis – Parts I & II” — feature a physician expert and a defense attorney discussing factors that contribute to diagnostic errors and offering strategies for improving patient care and reducing potential risk.

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Better Understanding of Diagnostic Errors May Lead to Prevention

Researchers are looking at how better measurement of diagnostic errors may help physicians track performance, gauge the effectiveness of interventions, reduce errors and improve patient outcomes.

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Physician Burnout and Depression May Lead to Medical Errors

A recent New York Times column reports on a growing body of research shows that physician burnout and depression are linked to medical errors and that nearly half of physicians experience burnout at some point.

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Pressures in Medical Field Limit Time Clinicians Have to Consider Diagnoses

Providing physicians with more “thinking time” and space for decision making may assist them in determining the appropriate diagnosis.

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