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"Physicians’ Diagnostic Accuracy, Confidence, and Resource Requests" (they're over-confident)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/art...fInternalMedicine:NewIssue11/25/2013#Abstract

     
  2. peggy-sue

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    In other words, they do believe they're "God".:rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, that fits my experience with GPs pretty well. The do a poor job, but think they're really clever. :rolleyes:
     
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    To be fair to doctors: I expect that these sorts of results would be similar for other professions self-rating their own competency.

    It's a reminder that giving people power and authority over others will often lead to problems, and therefore the importance of informed consent and ensuring all individuals are provided as much autonomy as is possible, rather than having other people 'manage' them.
     
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    Not so true with engineers. ;) We don't do our job right and bridges fall down, buildings collapse, and space shuttles blow up.... oh wait....
     
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