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A national physician survey of diagnostic error in paediatrics.

Perrem LM, Fanshawe TR, Sharif F, et al. A national physician survey of diagnostic error in paediatrics. Eur J Pediatr. 2016;175(10):1387-92. doi:10.1007/s00431-016-2772-0.

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October 26, 2016
Perrem LM, Fanshawe TR, Sharif F, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2016;175(10):1387-92.

Diagnostic errors are increasingly recognized as a critical safety issue. This survey of physicians found that cognitive error was the most common contributor to missed and delayed diagnosis, followed by inadequate staffing and excessive workload. The authors expressed concern about the low frequency of perceived diagnostic errors and recommend further study.

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Perrem LM, Fanshawe TR, Sharif F, et al. A national physician survey of diagnostic error in paediatrics. Eur J Pediatr. 2016;175(10):1387-92. doi:10.1007/s00431-016-2772-0.

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