Episode 8: DEM conference – Day 3

Join us for highlights/summaries of Day 3 of the 8th International Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference: After the IOM Report- What’s Next?

Interesting links relevant to Day 3 topics or presenters/moderators:

Robert Trowbridge, MD: Here are links to his comprehensive (and excellent!) new book entitled Teaching Clinical Reasoning through the ACP website or through Amazon.

Jonathan Pell, MD et al: though not presenters at the conference here’s a link to a recent JAMA article on open patient access to their medical notes in an inpatient setting.

Goldfish: here’s a TIME article on Nic’s favorite tidbit from the final day’s afternoon session on how the human attention span is now shorter than that of a goldfish, which somehow has become the gold standard for short attention spans!

 

 

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Episode 7: DEM conference – Day 2

Join us for highlights/summaries of Day 2 of the 8th International Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference: After the IOM Report- What’s Next?

Interesting links relevant to Day 2 topics or presenters/moderators:

Patrick Bossuyt, PhD on effective medical testing.

David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD on measuring diagnostic error in the ambulatory setting.

Stephen Mitroff, PhD (oral abstract presenter) on using mobile technology to understand search satisficing.

Laura Zwaan, PhD (with Gordon Schiff, MD and Hardeep Singh, MD) on advancing the research into diagnostic error.

 

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Episode 6: Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference 2015 – Day 1

Join us for highlights of the Society for the Improvement of Diagnosis in Medicine’s (SIDM) 8th International Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference recently held in Washington DC. The focus of this year’s conference was the just-published Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care.

The conference brought together doctors, trainees, nurses and other allied health professionals with patients and policy-makers to discuss the implications of the report and map out strategies to improve the accuracy and timeliness of medical diagnosis.

Here are highlights and summaries of Day 1 of 3 of the conference.

Interesting links relevant to Day 1 topics or presenters/moderators:

Pat Croskerry, MD on diagnostic thinking and error.

Mark Garber, MD on reducing diagnostic error in medicine.

Geoff Norman, PhD, McMaster University on the cognitive psychology of how doctors think.

Tejal Ghandi, MD of the National Patient Safety Foundation, Day 1 Keynote Speaker: The Changing Landscape of Diagnostic Safety.

Gordon Schiff, MD on EHRs and diagnostic error.

Hardeep Singh, MD on error in the ambulatory setting.

Robert Trowbridge, MD (with Mark Graber, MD and James Reilly, MD) on performing root cause analyses on diagnostic errors.

 

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Episode 5: Stump the Chumps

 

As promised, we bring you our first attempt at “stump the chumps”.  This is where we are presented with a challenging diagnostic case and we think out loud as we reason our way through it.  You can play along as you hear the case unfold.

Once you’ve listened you can learn more about the disease process discussed by reading this excellent review article.

 

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