Diagnostic errors in the pediatric and neonatal ICU: a systematic review.

  title={Diagnostic errors in the pediatric and neonatal ICU: a systematic review.},
  author={Jason W. Custer and Bradford D. Winters and Victoria M Goode and Karen A. Robinson and Ting Yang and Peter J. Pronovost and David E Newman-Toker},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  volume={16 1},
OBJECTIVE Diagnostic errors lead to preventable hospital morbidity and mortality. ICU patients may be at particularly high risk for misdiagnosis. Little is known about misdiagnosis in pediatrics, including PICU and neonatal ICU. We sought to assess diagnostic errors in PICU and neonatal ICU settings by systematic review. DATA SOURCES We searched PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and Cochrane. STUDY SELECTION We identified observational studies reporting autopsy-confirmed diagnostic errors in PICU or… CONTINUE READING
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