Skip to main content
Study

What can we learn from in-depth analysis of human errors resulting in diagnostic errors in the emergency department: an analysis of serious adverse event reports.

Baartmans MC,  Hooftman J, Zwaan L, et al. What can we learn from in-depth analysis of human errors resulting in diagnostic errors in the emergency department: an analysis of serious adverse event reports. J Patient Saf. Epub 2022 Apr 21. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000001007

Save
Print
May 18, 2022
Baartmans MC, Hooftman J, Zwaan L, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;Epub Apr 21.

Understanding human causes of diagnostic errors can lead to more specific targeted, specific recommendations and interventions. Using three classification instruments, researchers examined a series of serious adverse events related to diagnostic errors in the emergency department. Most of the human errors were based on intended actions and could be classified as mistakes or violations. Errors were more frequently made during the assessment and testing phases of the diagnostic process.

Save
Print
Cite
Citation

Baartmans MC,  Hooftman J, Zwaan L, et al. What can we learn from in-depth analysis of human errors resulting in diagnostic errors in the emergency department: an analysis of serious adverse event reports. J Patient Saf. Epub 2022 Apr 21. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000001007