Study: missed diagnoses have multiple causes

ED Manag. 2007 Jan;19(1):10-1.


Breakdowns in communication can be the root cause of many missed and delayed diagnoses. Here are some strategies you can use to improve communications: Be sure that your backup processes to ensure information is relayed are easily accessible. Have procedures in place that guarantee important results are communicated as quickly as possible. Your handoffs should be highly structured and systematically performed.

MeSH terms

  • Causality
  • Communication*
  • Diagnostic Errors*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Humans
  • Information Management
  • United States