Understanding diagnostic safety in emergency medicine: a case‐by‐case review of closed ED malpractice claims.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Analysis of closed malpractice claims has been used to characterize safety hazards in a variety of clinical settings. This study used retrospective review of malpractice claims to examine the underlying causes of diagnostic error in the emergency department as well as identify potential systems solutions. The senior author of this study, Dr. Hardeep Singh, discussed the evolving diagnostic error field in a PSNet perspective.