Jeffrey Cohn, ACP Member, told us about a case he had seen as a hematology/oncology fellow while at Emory University.
Jerome Groopman, FACP and Pamela Hartzband, FACP review two cases where a patient's use of key words led to anchoring errors in diagnosing an abdominal aortic aneurism and a classic case of intermittent claudication.
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A Fellow investigates a young woman's elevated testosterone level and reaches a diagnosis even though the lab results and imaging conflict. Our diagnostic experts consider confirmation bias and how this internist sidestepped being misled.
How might ageism interfere with a correct diagnosis?.
Would you pass “the eyeball test” if the patient in this case study presented in your hospital's emergency department? Find out how one physician pressed for a better answer on a patient who presented with cardiac pain but no evidence of a heart
Our columnists address the emotional consequences of diagnoses.
Our columnists explain the â€œtop downâ€ï¿½ or â€œworking forwardâ€ï¿½ approach.
Doctors are more likely to make attribution errors when patients fit a negative stereotype. This case involves a patient who was doing everything “right.”.
ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.