Misdiagnosis in the Emergency Department: Time for a System Solution

JAMA. 2023 Feb 28;329(8):631-632. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.0577.
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Plain language summary

This Viewpoint offers 3 insights in response to the AHRQ report on diagnostic errors made in US emergency departments: focus on the delivery systems instead of individuals, establish ways to set definitions and assess error rates, and design safe delivery systems to prevent errors.

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Errors* / prevention & control
  • Diagnostic Errors* / statistics & numerical data
  • Emergency Service, Hospital* / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans