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Diagnostic error in the emergency department: follow up of patients with minor trauma in the outpatient clinic.

Moonen P-J, Mercelina L, Boer W, et al. Diagnostic error in the Emergency Department: follow up of patients with minor trauma in the outpatient clinic. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2017;25(1)(1):13. doi:10.1186/s13049-017-0361-5.

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April 26, 2017
Moonen P-J, Mercelina L, Boer W, et al. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2017;25(1):13.

Diagnostic error represents an ongoing patient safety challenge and is increasingly recognized as a source of patient harm. This retrospective study examined missed diagnoses and diagnostic error among patients presenting to an ambulatory clinic following an emergency department visit for minor trauma over a 6-month period. Commonly missed diagnoses included ankle, wrist, and foot fractures.

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Moonen P-J, Mercelina L, Boer W, et al. Diagnostic error in the Emergency Department: follow up of patients with minor trauma in the outpatient clinic. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2017;25(1)(1):13. doi:10.1186/s13049-017-0361-5.