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Singh H, Zwaan L. Ann Intern Med. 2016;165:HO2-HO4.
Hospitalists have a key role in facilitating transitions and communication. This commentary discusses how hospitalists can prevent diagnostic errors and reviews opportunities for improvement, including encouraging patient involvement in their care and face-to-face team communication in difficult-to-diagnose cases.
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Lisa M. Bellini, MD; February 2004
Housestaff evaluate and admit a severely ill patient with lupus, suspect a viral syndrome, and do not initiate antibiotics. Despite discovery of the correct diagnosis in the morning by the attending, the patient dies.