Journal Article

Cognitive error in an academic emergency department.

Schnapp BH, Sun JE, Kim JL, et al. Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany). 2018;5:135-142.

In 2015, the National Academy of Medicine called for renewed focus on reducing diagnostic error. Among patients admitted to the hospital shortly after discharge home from the emergency department, researchers found that 19% of cases involved a cognitive error, such as faulty information processing or inaccurate data verification, which may contribute to diagnostic errors.