Even though medical errors have been a focus of research for decades, the subset of errors that occur during the diagnostic process have only recently been a major focus of quality improvement efforts.1,2 The first and most important diagnostic test in every patient’s care is the physician’s assessment. This assessment dictates all further management and errors in the assessment reverberate throughout a patient’s treatment course.
Cifu AS. Diagnostic Errors and Diagnostic Calibration. JAMA. 2017;318(10):905–906. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11030
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