Journal Article

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

Moonen PJ; Mercelina L; Boer W; Fret T.

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.