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Identifying early warning signs for diagnostic errors in primary care: a qualitative study

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OBJECTIVE: We investigate the mechanisms of diagnostic error in primary care consultations to detect warning signs for possible error. We aim to identify places in the diagnostic reasoning process associated with major risk indicators. DESIGN: A qualitative study using semistructured interviews with open-ended questions. SETTING: A 2-month study in primary care conducted in Oxfordshire, UK. PARTICIPANTS: We approached about 25 experienced general practitioners by email or word of mouth, 15 v...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001539

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Services
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Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Publication date:
2012-09-13
Acceptance date:
2012-08-09
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Source identifiers:
352454
Language:
English
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uuid:37a51e93-1bbf-4fc0-aa3c-3441e730f5a6
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pubs:352454
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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