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Diagnostic error in children presenting with acute medical illness to a community hospital.

Warrick C, Patel P, Hyer W, et al. Diagnostic error in children presenting with acute medical illness to a community hospital. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014;26(5):538-46. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzu066.

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July 30, 2014
Warrick C, Patel P, Hyer W, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014;26(5):538-46.

In this study, 5% of children who were hospitalized at a community hospital were initially misdiagnosed in the emergency department. Although the physicians in the study believed that their diagnostic errors were primarily due to system-related factors, independent reviewers largely attributed these errors to cognitive biases.

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Warrick C, Patel P, Hyer W, et al. Diagnostic error in children presenting with acute medical illness to a community hospital. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014;26(5):538-46. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzu066.