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Research published in the British Journal of General Practice has explored GPs' mistakes in diagnoses, and how these can be avoided.

The study, from Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, used interviews with GPs to find common themes in cases where a misdiagnosis had occurred or was narrowly avoided. The team were interested in the approaches to clinical decision making that were implicated in diagnostic errors and also considered the implications of these findings for GP training.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences website)