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Prevalence and characteristics of diagnostic error in pediatric critical care: a multicenter study.

Cifra CL, Custer JW, Smith CM, et al. Prevalence and characteristics of diagnostic error in pediatric critical care: a multicenter study. Crit Care Med. 2023;51(11):1492-1501. doi:10.1097/ccm.0000000000005942.

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June 14, 2023
Cifra CL, Custer JW, Smith CM, et al. Crit Care Med. 2023;51(11):1492-1501.
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Diagnostic errors remain a major healthcare concern. This study was a retrospective record review of 882 pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients to identify diagnostic errors using the Revised Safer Dx tool. Diagnostic errors were found in 13 (1.5%) patients, most commonly associated with atypical presentation and diagnostic uncertainty at admission.

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Cifra CL, Custer JW, Smith CM, et al. Prevalence and characteristics of diagnostic error in pediatric critical care: a multicenter study. Crit Care Med. 2023;51(11):1492-1501. doi:10.1097/ccm.0000000000005942.

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