“BASIC DIAGNOSIS” IN YOUR MIND TO LIMIT TYPE 1 ERRORS: A NEW HYPOTHESIS IN MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC WORLD
Amin Azhari MD, Porya Hassan Abadi and Hosein Hasanabadi*
Medical errors (ME) are a major problem in all health environment and it is necessary for physicians to be familiar with the outcomes of possible diagnostic pitfalls. There is no significant guideline to classify medical errors according to their possible adverse events. Although it is important to remember that not all of medical errors lead to adverse event & vise versa (not all of adverse events are result from a medical error), but by classifying our medical errors we could possible to limit their burden. An important part of medical errors is diagnostic errors. In this study, with regards of elites' experiences (based on medical ethics & statistics), we try to explain a new hypothesis to classify diagnostic errors with electrodiagnosis approach. With regards of our theory, two types of errors can be differentiated so that type 1 errors will have more possible adverse effect than type 2 and so will be less tolerable. Our theory which we called it profit hypothesis, needs to be completed & approved by other physician in different medical domains.
Keywords: diagnostic errors, electrodiagnosis, pitfalls, basic diagnosis, type 1 errors, type 2 errors.
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