Patient cueing, a type of diagnostic error
Keywords:Diagnostic error, Cognitive aspects, Error sources, Misdiagnosis, Autopsy
AbstractDiagnostic 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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