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Journal Article > Study
Blumberg SM, Mahajan PV, O'Connell KJ, et al. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017;33:92-96.
This study analyzed a database of voluntarily reported errors to determine the types of radiologic errors encountered in a regional pediatric emergency medicine network. Radiologic errors accounted for 7% of all incident reports, of which the most common were incorrect or changed interpretations of studies. Individual errors—including clinical judgment or failure to follow established safety procedures—were judged to be more common than system factors, though only half of the incident reports described contributing causes.
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Thomas H. Gallagher, MD; May 2011
Transferred to a tertiary hospital, a child with severe swelling of the brain is found to have venous sinus thromboses and little chance of survival. Further review revealed that the referring hospital had missed subtle signs of cerebral edema on the initial CT scan days earlier, raising the question of whether to disclose the errors of other facilities or caregivers.