A physician diagnoses himself, leaving a colleague to undo some of the mistaken thinking and come up with a simple diagnosis.
1 Jan 2009
The case of a young woman mistakenly diagnosed with asthma llustrates the danger of confusing correlation and causation.
1 Jul 2008
A case study shows how affective errors can lead to a missed diagnosis, by Jerome Groopman, FACP and Pamela Hartzband, FACP.
1 Sep 2008
Jerome Groopman, FACP, author of the bestselling “How Doctors Think,” and his wife, endocrinologist Pamela Hartzband, ACP Member, discuss the art of medical diagnosis and decision making through a series of case studies suggested by readers.
1 Jan 2008
Readers respond to Mindful Medicine, Ethics columns.
1 Feb 2008
Readers respond about medical marijuana, mindful medicine, pharmaceutical reps, and more.
1 Jan 2011
Patients don't always disclose aspects of their history that may be shameful or stigmatizing, posing a challenge of attribution errors for physicians.
1 Oct 2010
A rapid deterioration in mental status confounds a gastroenterologist following a patient for colon cancer. Following a hospital admission, the internal medicine resident reviews the patient's history for the clue to the right diagnosis.
1 Jul 2010
In two cases, a patient's use of key words led to anchoring errors in diagnosing an abdominal aortic aneurism and a classic case of intermittent claudication.
1 Nov 2008
Readers consider Mindful Medicine's cautionary tale about The Blindmen and the Elephant, in which subspecialists each consider a diagnosis within their own field instead of seeing the entire diagnostic picture.
1 Jun 2010