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Journal Article
Study

Diagnostic errors in paediatric cardiac intensive care.

Bhat PN, Costello JM, Aiyagari R, et al. Cardiology in the young. 2018;28:675-682.

Researchers surveyed pediatric cardiac intensive care unit providers across three tertiary cardiac centers in the United States. More than 80% of respondents perceived diagnostic errors to be common and 65% reported errors causing permanent harm to patients. Improving feedback and teamwork were frequently suggested as strategies for reducing diagnostic error.