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Journal Article
Review

Patient safety strategies targeted at diagnostic errors: a systematic review.

McDonald KM, Matesic B, Contopoulos-Ioannidis DG, et al. Annals of internal medicine. 2013;158:381-9.

Conducted as part of the AHRQ Making Health Care Safer II report, this article reviews the expanding research base in diagnostic error prevention. Several promising systems-based interventions were identified that seemed to reduce diagnostic errors, although the strength of evidence for these strategies was low.