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Journal Article

Accuracy of the Safer Dx Instrument to identify diagnostic errors in primary care.

Al-Mutairi A, Meyer AND, Thomas EJ, et al. Journal of general internal medicine. 2016;31:602-8.

Diagnostic errors are difficult to detect from medical records. This study describes a structured tool that assists in physician review of medical records in order to determine if a diagnostic error was present. Compared to the researchers' prior open chart review method, this tool provided adequate accuracy to help identify diagnostic errors.