Patient cueing, a type of diagnostic error

Authors

  • Larry Nichols Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon/GA. Department of Pathology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2016.023

Keywords:

Diagnostic error, Cognitive aspects, Error sources, Misdiagnosis, Autopsy

Abstract

Diagnostic failure can be due to a variety of psychological errors on the part of the diagnostician. An erroneous diagnosis rendered by previous clinicians can lead a diagnostician to the wrong diagnosis. This report is the case of a patient who misdiagnosed herself and then led an emergency room physician and subsequent treating physicians to the wrong diagnosis. This mechanism of diagnostic error can be called patient cueing

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Published

2016-03-10

How to Cite

Nichols, L. (2016). Patient cueing, a type of diagnostic error. Autopsy and Case Reports, 6(1), 27-31. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2016.023

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Section

Article / Autopsy Case Report