Missed and Delayed Diagnoses in the Ambulatory Setting: A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims

@article{Gandhi2006MissedAD,
  title={Missed and Delayed Diagnoses in the Ambulatory Setting: A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims},
  author={Tejal K. Gandhi and Allen Kachalia and Eric J. Thomas and Ann Louise Puopolo and Catherine S. Yoon and Troyen A. Brennan and David M Studdert},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={145},
  pages={488-496}
}
Context Efforts to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety have not generally addressed errors in diagnosis. As with treatment, diagnosis involves complex, fragmented processes within health care systems that are vulnerable to failures and breakdowns. Contributions The authors reviewed malpractice claims alleging injury from a missed or delayed diagnosis. In 181 cases in which there was a high likelihood that error led to the missed diagnosis, the authors analyzed where the diagnostic… Expand
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