Journal Article

Diagnostic errors in paediatric cardiac intensive care.

Bhat PN; Costello JM; Aiyagari R; Sharek PJ; Algaze CA; Mazwi ML; Roth SJ; Shin AY.

Researchers surveyed pediatric cardiac intensive care unit providers across three tertiary cardiac centers in the United States. More than 80% of respondents perceived diagnostic errors to be common and 65% reported errors causing permanent harm to patients. Improving feedback and teamwork were frequently suggested as strategies for reducing diagnostic error.