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Framing of clinical information affects physicians’ diagnostic accuracy
  1. Ivor Popovich1,
  2. Nicolas Szecket2,
  3. Art Nahill2
  1. 1Critical Care, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  2. 2Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ivor Popovich, Critical Care, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland 1023, New Zealand; ivor.popovich{at}xtra.co.nz

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  • Contributors IP conceived the study and created the scenarios. IP, NS and AN carried out the study, interpreted the results and wrote the manuscript.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval As per HDECS (NZ Health and Disability Ethics Committee) and the Auckland Hospital Ethics Committee, ethics approval was not required for this anonymous, hypothetical survey and therefore was not sought.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors IP conceived the study and created the scenarios. IP, NS and AN carried out the study, interpreted the results and wrote the manuscript.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval As per HDECS (NZ Health and Disability Ethics Committee) and the Auckland Hospital Ethics Committee, ethics approval was not required for this anonymous, hypothetical survey and therefore was not sought.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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