Metacognitive training to reduce diagnostic errors: ready for prime time?

Acad Med. 2003 Aug;78(8):781. doi: 10.1097/00001888-200308000-00004.


The accuracy of medical diagnosis is often degraded when diagnosis deviates from the principles of normative decision making. Although diagnostic errors can potentially be reduced by metacognitive training, that proposal (put forth by Croskerry in an accompanying article) needs validation and extensive exploration.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Cognition*
  • Diagnostic Errors / prevention & control*
  • Education, Medical*
  • Humans
  • Time Factors