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Another Kind of Medical Error
New York Times

While there is a lot of discussion these days about how to improve the quality of medical care, Dr. Robert M. Wachter, a professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, has identified what he believes is an important but neglected issue: diagnostic errors.

“The topic of diagnostic errors has been strangely absent from the flurry of patient safety activity over the past decade,” Dr. Wachter wrote in a piece available Tuesday in the current issue of Health Affairs.