Table I Categories of clinical diagnostic error Examples Grade of clinical diagnostic error Clinical diagnosis Pathological diagnosis I Failure to diagnose a treatable disease Carcinomatosis Bronchopneumonia

@inproceedings{Mercer2008TableIC,
  title={Table I Categories of clinical diagnostic error Examples Grade of clinical diagnostic error Clinical diagnosis Pathological diagnosis I Failure to diagnose a treatable disease Carcinomatosis Bronchopneumonia},
  author={Johnny Mercer and Ian C. Talbot},
  year={2008}
}
The clinical diagnoses of a series of 400 patients dying in hospital were compared with the pathological findings at autopsy. The clinical diagnoses were precisely confirmed in only 46.75% of cases (average age 65.3 y). Potentially treatable disease was missed in 13% of patients (average age 72.7 y). The most frequent errors, both ofunder-diagnosis and over… CONTINUE READING