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Should electronic differential diagnosis support be used early or late in the diagnostic process? A multicentre experimental study of Isabel.

Sibbald M, Monteiro S, Sherbino J, et al. Should electronic differential diagnosis support be used early or late in the diagnostic process? A multicentre experimental study of Isabel. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2021 Oct 5. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-013493

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October 27, 2021
Sibbald M, Monteiro SD, Sherbino J, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;31(6):426-433.

Diagnostic safety remains a patient safety priority. This randomized study including emergency medicine and internal medicine physicians as well as medical students found that electronic differential diagnostic support increased the likelihood that the correct diagnosis appeared in the differential, regardless of whether the tool was used early or late in the diagnostic process.

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Sibbald M, Monteiro S, Sherbino J, et al. Should electronic differential diagnosis support be used early or late in the diagnostic process? A multicentre experimental study of Isabel. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2021 Oct 5. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-013493