Why diagnostic errors don't get any respect--and what can be done about them.
This commentary discusses the challenges in measuring diagnostic errors and developing solutions for prevention. The author discusses the potential roles of health information technology, improved training, and increased awareness of diagnostic errors as promising approaches. This commentary is part of a special issue on medical malpractice and errors.
Wachter RM. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010;29:1605-1610.