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Cohn J. The Atlantic. March 2013;311:59–67.
This magazine article reports how technology, such as IBM's Watson, can improve the efficiency and accuracy of health care decision making.
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.
Carville O. The Star. November 14, 2014.
This news article reports on a case involving a patient who was misdiagnosed with terminal cancer and touches on the psychological impact of diagnostic error on the patient and his family. The potential causes of the mistake include laboratory sample confusion and misinterpretation of biopsy results.
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.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. August 31, 2014.
Reporting on an incident involving administration of an inappropriate dye which led to a patient's death, this newspaper article reveals how cognitive biases may have played a role and steps the hospital took to prevent similar errors. Six Massachusetts hospitals have launched a pilot program for early apology and resolution in an effort to enhance patient satisfaction and safety.
Boodman SG, Kaiser Health News. Washington Post. May 19, 2014.
Gubar S. New York Times. January 2, 2014.
Patients and physicians can both miss warning signs of cancer. This newspaper article reports on diagnostic errors involving cancer—including common causes and patients' experiences—and emphasizes the serious consequences of misdiagnosing this condition.
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.
Consumer Reports on Health. November 2013;25:6-7.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. June 20, 2013.
This newspaper article explains how unnecessary surgeries may lead to patient harm and how shared decision-making may prevent such procedures.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. May 6, 2013.
This newspaper article discusses the pervasive problem of diagnostic errors and reveals insights from clinicians and patients on why they occur and how to prevent them.
McFadden C. ABC News Nightline. March 6, 2013.
Saltzman W. ABC/WPVI. February 5, 2013.
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.
Messina I. Toledo Blade. August 24, 2012.
This newspaper article discusses an incident in which a transplant organ was mistakenly discarded.
Hartocollis A. New York Times. July 28, 2012.
This newspaper article reports on the missteps that contributed to the death of a young woman after she was hospitalized in an incident reminiscent of Libby Zion.
Miller R. News-Times. July 25, 2012.
This newspaper article details the complications and errors a patient experienced following a routine surgery.
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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.
LaGrone K. WPTV.com. April 30, 2012.
This news piece discusses pharmacy medication dispensing errors and describes how patients can help prevent them.