Inpatient diagnostic errors

Robert Bell rmsbell200 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Aug 13 15:21:02 UTC 2017


Thanks Mark,

That is GOOD news. With my concern about stethoscopes I would like to see the effect of age on stethoscope accuracy.

Does this suggest that experience well compensates for other age related errors/mistakes. E.g. hearing loss, forgetfullness, poorer sight, etc?

Rob Bell, M.D.

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On Aug 13, 2017, at 6:17, Mark Graber <Mark.Graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG> wrote:

> Thanks to Ashwin Gupta and colleagues for a detailed claims-based study of inpatient diagnostic error.  Incidentally, this is the first data I’ve seen suggesting that older physicians had fewer error-related claims; great news for us senior clinicians   ;<)
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> Malpractice claims related to diagnostic errors in the hospital
>     Gupta, A., Snyder, A., Kachalia, A., Flanders, S., Saint, S., Chopra, V.
>     BMJQS 2017 0: p. bmjqs-2017-006774v1-bmjqs-2017-006774
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> http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/bmjqs-2017-006774v1?ct
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