Laura Zwaan Assistant Professor

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About me

The diagnostic reasoning process of clinicians has always fascinated me. The complexity of the diagnostic process in combination with the large impact that diagnostic errors have on patients and physicians, makes that there is still much to gain by better understanding the diagnostic process. I am committed to contribute to diagnostic error reduction through both fundamental and applied research

I am convinced that for studying a complex and sensitive topic like diagnostic error, multidisciplinary collaborations are crucial. Together with my multidisciplinary research group, I study diagnostic error using a variety of research methods, such as observations, record reviews and experiments.

By being actively involved in the organization of the Diagnostic Error in Medicine conferences in the US and in Europe I create awareness for the topic and build a strong international network of collaborators.