Diagnostic errors: impact of an educational intervention on pediatric primary care.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
The National Academy of Medicine has emphasized that diagnostic errors lead to substantial morbidity and mortality. This quasi-experimental study showed that after an educational intervention, diagnostic error knowledge increased among pediatric primary care providers and there was a trend toward a reduction in patients returning with the same chief complaint within 14 days. A Patient Safety Primer summarizes challenges in reducing diagnostic errors.