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Journal Article

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

Warrick C, Patel P, Hyer W, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2014;26:538-46.

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.