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Misdiagnosis in the emergency department: time for a system solution.

Edlow JA, Pronovost PJ. Misdiagnosis in the emergency department: time for a system solution. JAMA. Epub 2023 Jan 27. 10.1001/jama.2023.0577

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February 8, 2023
Edlow JA, Pronovost PJ. JAMA. 2023;329(8):631-632.
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Medical errors should be examined in the context of system failure to generate lasting opportunities for learning and improvement. This commentary discusses the AHRQ 2022 report entitled Diagnostic Errors in the Emergency Department: a Systematic Review and suggests a focus on care delivery processes over individuals, definitions, error rate review, and system design as noteworthy approaches to error reduction.

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Edlow JA, Pronovost PJ. Misdiagnosis in the emergency department: time for a system solution. JAMA. Epub 2023 Jan 27. 10.1001/jama.2023.0577

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