A pilot study in ophthalmology of inter-rater reliability in classifying diagnostic errors: an underinvestigated area of medical error.

@article{Margo2003APS,
  title={A pilot study in ophthalmology of inter-rater reliability in classifying diagnostic errors: an underinvestigated area of medical error.},
  author={Curtis E. Margo},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={416-20}
}
BACKGROUND Misdiagnosis is the least studied form of medical error. Before effective strategies to reduce misdiagnosis can be developed, there needs to be a better understanding of the factors that lead to these errors. AIM To evaluate the applicability and reliability of three classification systems for misdiagnosis. DESIGN Retrospective independent analysis of five cases by clinical experts. PARTICIPANTS Three ophthalmologists trained in ocular oncology who devote at least 75% of their… CONTINUE READING