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Abdominal pain in the emergency department: missed diagnoses.

Halsey-Nichols M, McCoin N. Abdominal pain in the emergency department: missed diagnoses. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2021;39(4):703-717. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2021.07.005.

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November 24, 2021
Halsey-Nichols M, McCoin N. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2021;39(4):703-717.

Diagnostic errors among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with abdominal pain are common. This article summarizes the factors associated with missed diagnoses of abdominal pain in the ED, the types of abdominal pain that are commonly misdiagnosed, and recommended steps for discharging a patient with abdominal pain without a final diagnosis.

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Halsey-Nichols M, McCoin N. Abdominal pain in the emergency department: missed diagnoses. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2021;39(4):703-717. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2021.07.005.