Many of our ideas on how to improve diagnosis will take years to achieve impact, but IMHO decision-support products to improve differential diagnosis are already here, and have the potential to reduce diagnostic errors TOMORROW if they would just be utilized.
I've enclosed a just-published study from Matt Sibbald et al who studied the Isabel system, and my editorial on this. These resources need to be widely available to front-line clinicians, and used routinely in everyday practice.
Mark L Graber MD FACP
Founder and President Emeritus, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, NY
Cell: 919 667-8585
Michael A. Bruno, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.R. Professor of Radiology & Medicine
Vice Chair for Quality & Patient Safety
Chief, Division of Emergency Radiology
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center ( (717) 531-8703 | 6 (717) 531-5737