Learning clinical reasoning from the fictional detectives

Academic Article


  • While much diagnosis literature focuses on errors, our goal is to learn how to achieve diagnostic excellence. Before the explosion of cognitive psychology studies on errors, authors of fictional detectives understood the principles of arriving at the correct diagnosis (in their case the guilty party). Using quotes from many fictional detectives, we discuss a framework for diagnostic excellence. Understanding the implications of these quotes should help aspiring diagnosis experts on their path to excellence.
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    Author List

  • Centor RM; Heudebert AI
  • Start Page

  • 425
  • End Page

  • 426
  • Volume

  • 8
  • Issue

  • 4