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Identifying trigger concepts to screen emergency department visits for diagnostic errors.

Mahajan P, Pai C-W, Cosby KS, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2020;Epub Nov 13.

Diagnostic error is an ongoing patient safety challenge that can result in patient harm. This literature review identified a set of emergency department (ED)-focused electronic health record (EHR) triggers (e.g., death following ED visit, change in treating service after admission, unscheduled return to the ED resulting in admission) and non-EHR based signals (e.g., patient complaints, referral to risk management) with the potential to screen ED visits for diagnostic safety events.