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A family and hospital's journey and commitment to improving diagnostic safety.

Wyner D, Wyner F, Brumbaugh D, et al. A family and hospital's journey and commitment to improving diagnostic safety. Pediatrics. 2021;148(6):e2021053091. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-053091

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March 9, 2022
Wyner D, Wyner F, Brumbaugh D, et al. Pediatrics. 2021;148(6):e2021053091.

The dismissal of parental concerns is a known contributor to medical errors in children. This story illustrates how poor communication, lack of respect, and anchoring bias  contributed to failure in the care of a boy. The authors share actions being taken by the hospital involved in the tragedy to partner with the family to improve diagnosis practices throughout their organization.

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Wyner D, Wyner F, Brumbaugh D, et al. A family and hospital's journey and commitment to improving diagnostic safety. Pediatrics. 2021;148(6):e2021053091. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-053091