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Table 1 Variables studied

From: Identification of factors associated with diagnostic error in primary care

Independent variables Dependent variables
Physician Setting Patient Suboptimal cognitive acts Use of heuristics
Age/Sex Number of patients on list Age/Sex Lapses Representativeness
Years of experience Number of patients attended Nationality Slips Availability
Speciality Type of consultation Profession Mistakes Anchoring and adjustment
CME related to dyspnoea Socioeconomic background Education Violations  
Career level Hospital referral Employment   
Workload Access to electronic medical record during physician-patient encounter Morbidity