Diagnostic errors in the new millennium: a follow-up autopsy study

@article{SchwandaBurger2012DiagnosticEI,
  title={Diagnostic errors in the new millennium: a follow-up autopsy study},
  author={Stefanie Schwanda-Burger and Holger Moch and J{\"o}rg Muntwyler and Franco Salomon},
  journal={Modern Pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={25},
  pages={777-783}
}
A systematic review of the second half of the last century suggested that diagnostic errors have decreased over time. Our previous study covering the years 1972–1992 was then the only time series showing a significant reduction of diagnostic errors from a single institution. We report here the results of a follow-up study a decade later. We analyzed discrepancies between clinical and autoptic diagnoses in 100 randomly selected medical patients who died in the wards and in the medical intensive… CONTINUE READING
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