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Types of diagnostic errors in neurological emergencies in the emergency department.

Dubosh NM; Edlow JA; Lefton M; Pope JV.

This retrospective chart review study examined diagnostic errors in neurological cases in an emergency department. The most common sources of error were clinician knowledge gaps, which accounted for nearly half of all identified mistakes, and cognitive slips. Radiology resident misreads were also frequently implicated in missed diagnoses.