Misdiagnosed Cases

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Doctors misdiagnose between 10-15% of medical cases each year. These misdiagnosed patients have been linked to physicians being too overconfident. According to Psychology Today, in a study performed by a cognitive research psychologist, Ashley Meyer, Ph.D. and her colleagues, the researchers gave 118 physicians four cases to diagnose with two cases being easy to diagnose and the other two being difficult. The researchers asked the physicians how confident they were in their diagnosis. The results indicated that the physicians got 55% of the diagnoses correct for the two easy cases; 5% of the diagnoses were correct for the difficult cases. When asked to rate their confidence on a scale of 0-10, the physicians rated their confidence

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