Missed Opportunities for Diagnosis in Primary Care: A secondary analysis of qualitative data
Clare Goyder, Academic Clinical Fellow, Nuffield Dept. of Primary Care Health Sciences
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 10.30am to 11am
Room 2, New Radcliffe House
Due to the difficulties inherent in diagnosis in primary care, it is inevitable that diagnostic errors will occur at some point. However, despite the important consequences associated with diagnostic errors and their estimated high prevalence in primary care, teaching on diagnostic error is a neglected area. This study is a secondary analysis of semi-structured interviews with 36 GPs regarding their experiences of diagnosis and diagnostic errors in primary care; through this insights into clinical reasoning in GP consultations and cognitive errors are discussed with the focus on learning points for the future. This work was also presented at SW SAPC earlier this year.