The Diagnostic Error Evaluation and Research (DEER) project was leading by Gordon Schiff, one of the founders and “alma mater” of the Diagnostic Error movement Improvement. He and others developed the framework to collect and analyze diagnostic error in practice and the problems associated to a sample of 583 physician reported cases of Diagnostic Error.
Foro Osler: our opinion
Diagnosis is associated to the initial assesment of a clinical problem. But in some chronic diseases such as many cancers we must be sure if we are in front of the same tumor or a different one. Breast cancer is the paradigm of this situation…
What do you think is the key symptom in this 45 year-old female patient with a diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disorder and this MNR image?
Diagnosis is an exercise of categorisation. Many pathological entities are still defined using the anatomical location. Tumours are a clear example of this situation but things are now changing based on genetic profiles.