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Archive: Diagnostic Errors

diagnostic errors

Diagnosis is one of the most important responsibilities performed by primary care physicians (PCPs) every day. When healthcare providers make diagnostic errors, the patient may be harmed by unnecessary treatment or delayed treatment. Because cancer spreads over time, patients who…

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Diagnostic errors

An online survey conducted in February and March, 2016 showed how health care providers believe that patient engagement can lead to a reduction in diagnostic errors but “better tools are needed.” The survey was sent to the NEJM Catalyst Insights…

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failure to diagnose

The Institute of Medicine defines diagnostic error as the failure to establish an accurate and timely explanation of the patient’s health problem(s) or a failure to communicate that explanation to the patient. In essence, diagnostic errors occur when a diagnosis…

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failure to diagnose

A diagnostic error is a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose a patient. Diagnostic error lawsuits seek monetary damages on behalf of the victim for physical pain and suffering, emotional and mental distress, lost wages and more caused directly…

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diagnostic errors

According to a survey* of U.S. primary care and specialist physicians released in 2010, failure to order tests, report results and follow-up with abnormal test findings/order further testing is a leading cause of diagnostic errors in patient care. When a…

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