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Diagnostic Errors

Isabel is one potential but practical solution to the problem of missed and delayed diagnosis. In this section we have listed various articles that have appeared covering various aspects of the problem.

  Singh H, Giardina TD, Meyer AN, Forjuoh SN, Reis MD, Thomas EJ. Types and origins of diagnostic errors in primary care settings. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 25;173(6):418-25
  Newman-Toker DE, Makary, MA. Measuring Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care - :  The First Step on a Path Forward . JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(6):425-426.
  Saber Tehrani AS, Lee H, Mathews SC, Shore A, Makary MA, Pronovost PJ, Newman-Toker DE. 25-Year summary of US malpractice claims for diagnostic errors 1986–2010: an analysis from the National Practitioner Data Bank. BMJ Qual Saf 2013; 0:1–9.
  Ely J, Kaldjian L, D’Alessandro D. Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care: Lessons Learned.JABFM 2012; vol.25, no.1, p.87-97.
  Ball J, Heneghan C, Goyder C, Thompson M. Identifying early warning signs for diagnostic errors in primary care: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2012; vol 2, no.5.
  Caldwell, G. What is the main cause of avoidable harm to patients? BMJ Sept 2010; 341:c4593.
  Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Diagnostic Error in Acute Care. PA Patient Saf Advis 2010 Sep;7(3):76-86.