New Study of Dx Error in the Emergency Dept
ruthryan at COX.NET
Tue Apr 19 21:19:38 UTC 2016
A new study by our own peeps.
This is an ED study of 214 diagnostic errors involving most often the most
common diagnoses (sepsis, MI, fractures, vascular events) related to the
usual suspects of cognitive error and systems problems like high workload.
Three quarters involved multiple factors.
Nearly a third were due to patient factors, and a similar number to
"atypical" presentations (when will we find a better term for something that
happens so often?).
Citation is: Okafor N, Payne VL, Singh H et al. Using voluntary reports from
physicians to learn from diagnostic errors in emergency medicine. Emerg Med
J. 2016 Apr;33(4):245-52. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2014-204604. Epub 2015 Nov 3.
Ruth Ryan RN, BSN, MSW, CPHRM
Risk management/patient safety
Continuing medical education
Telephone (504) 256-8797
Email ruthryan at cox.net <mailto:ruthryan at cox.net>
Moderator: David Meyers, Board Member, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
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