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Journal Article

Diagnostic errors: impact of an educational intervention on pediatric primary care.

Walsh JN, Knight M, Lee AJ. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 2017;32.

The National Academy of Medicine has emphasized that diagnostic errors lead to substantial morbidity and mortality. This quasi-experimental study showed that after an educational intervention, diagnostic error knowledge increased among pediatric primary care providers and there was a trend toward a reduction in patients returning with the same chief complaint within 14 days. A Patient Safety Primer summarizes challenges in reducing diagnostic errors.