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Important Questions?

  • 1.  Important Questions?

    Posted 06-12-2020 23:20
    David Newman-Toker and associates recent article published in Diagnosis, detailing the rate of diagnostic errors for "Big Three" disease conditions and causing serious misdiagnosis-related harms.

    Gordon Schiff's recent John M. Eisenberg Award.

    Peggy Zuckerman's frequent postings that we need to constantly consider patients when errors are made.

    So let me pose a few questions. I would welcome comment and further questions.



    Assuming that one question can lead to another and then another, would more questions asked at all levels in medicine be valuable to patients?

    Could such questions also be valuable to SIDM?

    Is the one thing that holds us from making significant progress with errors in medicine, lack of accurate error data?

    If this is true could negotiations with States as opposed to the Federal Government eventually lead to change?

    Could a survey with international medical organizations asking for their top recommendations that they have found improve/enhance the diagnostic process?

    With all the changes taking pace and yet to come with the Corona virus pandemic is this the time to consider new things and forge new relationships with national and international organizations?

    Are the personal biases in diagnostic medicine likely to be eliminated with the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs dedicated to diagnoses?

    In caring for patients are economical, loyalty, and political issues among the most important biases we collectively have?

    Would patients benefit if more retired persons, women, academics, patients themselves, were invited to participate in the running and organization of specialty medical societies?

    Would publishing SIDM position papers from time to time benefit patients?

    Robert M. Bell, M.D.

  • 2.  RE: Important Questions?

    Posted 06-12-2020 23:46
    Good questions!
    I'll keep in mind tomorrow as I drive the moving truck

  • 3.  RE: Important Questions?

    Posted 06-13-2020 02:37
    What is the moving truck?

    Oops, another question.

    Are you expecting a rise in virus patients?


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