12 tips to reduce the chance of diagnostic errors

‘More is missed by not looking than not knowing’
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“More is missed by not looking than not knowing.”

That's a saying many doctors have heard before. But Dr Paul Nisselle, a Melbourne GP and risk management expert, believes it is especially apt for modern-day general practice.

"We all know the red flags," he says. “Even so, perfectly competent and careful doctors can still miss pale red or pink ones.”