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Journal Article > Study
Cohn F, Rudman WJ. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2004;30:636-646.
Brody H. Am Fam Physician. 2006;73:1272, 1274.
This article presents a case scenario of an unacknowledged misdiagnosis discovered through a patient's request for a second opinion. The author discusses how the colleague who discovered the mistake should address the first physician's denial of error.
Davis R. USA Today. October 25, 2006.
This article shares stories of missed heart attack diagnoses and is accompanied by an online poll for readers to share their experiences with medical error.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). November 29, 2006: D1-D5. [Reprinted on Post-gazette.com].
This article describes a decision support program used by Kaiser Permanente and U.S. Veterans Administration to help minimize misdiagnosis.
Borzo J. Wall Street Journal. May 23, 2005:R10.
This article discusses decision support system implementation and use, and its role in preventing physician misdiagnosis.
Groopman J. The New Yorker. January 29, 2007;47:36-41.
The author discusses how heuristics can lead to errors in physician judgement and decision making.
Breast Cancer Services in Trafford and North Manchester. An Investigation Into The Circumstances Surrounding A Serious Clinical Incident In Symptomatic Breast Services – The Baker Report.
Baker M. Manchester, England: NHS North West; February 2007.
This report shares findings from an investigation into individual and system failures that contributed to a radiologist misreading mammograms for a 2-year period.
Dwyer J. New York Times. July 11, 2012:A15.
This newspaper article reports on gaps in communication and a missed sepsis diagnosis that led to a patient's death.
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Tanya and Phil Barnett.
This Web site includes a video chronicling how an undiagnosed heart condition led to a teenager's death and offers tips for patients to prevent medical errors.
Ackerman T. Houston Chronicle. November 23, 2012.
This newspaper article describes challenges that may precipitate underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of Alzheimer disease and conditions with similar presenting symptoms.
Agnvall E. AARP. November 16, 2012.
Consumer Reports on Health. November 2013;25:6-7.
Improving Diagnosis: Teenage Cancer Trust Report on Improving the Diagnostic Experience of Young People With Cancer.
London, England: Teenage Cancer Trust; 2013.
This report spotlights challenges to early diagnosis of cancer in pediatrics and offers guidance for clinicians and families to improve care for these patients.
Burcham K. WSOC-TV. November 22, 2013.
This news piece reports on a missed diagnosis of meningitis and illustrates how premature closure can hinder safe care.
Tampa, FL: Sepsis Alliance; 2010.
Revealing incidents in which diagnostic delay led to sepsis, this video provides information to help consumers recognize the condition.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 13, 2011:E1.
Loftis RL. Dallas Morning News. October 5, 2014.
Guidelines and rules are developed to help augment safety, but they cannot guarantee it. This news article explores the potential causes for a missed diagnosis of Ebola despite screening procedures for the virus, including weaknesses in an electronic health record system, complacency, and poor communication.
Dunklin R, Thompson S. Dallas Morning News. December 6, 2014.
This news article reports on the widely publicized delayed diagnosis of Ebola at a Dallas hospital and reveals previously undisclosed details from the emergency room physician who misdiagnosed the patient when he first presented, including information and communication gaps that may have contributed to the failure.
Olsen J. Star Tribune. August 30, 2015.
Miller N. The Pathologist. June 2016(20):18-29; July 2016(21):18-33.
In light of the growing focus on diagnostic errors, this magazine series reports on unique challenges that pathologists face when they discover potential errors. The first article in the series discusses how pathologists may experience barriers to disclosure including feeling shame in disclosing their own error, discomfort with raising concerns about a colleague who has misdiagnosed a patient, and lack of direct relationships with patients. The second article expands the discussion to focus on how industry support of open transparency can enable pathologists to participate in reporting and disclosure activities.