Nearly 1 in 6 doctors say they make diagnostic errors every day
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In a recent Medscape poll, pediatricians were less likely to say they made diagnostic errors every day (11%) and emergency medicine doctors were more likely, at 26%. In between were physicians in family medicine (18%), general practice (22%), and internal medicine (15%). Poll questions were posed after Medscape reported results from a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine that suggested that physicians tend to underestimate how often they make diagnostic errors.
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