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Diagnostic errors in hospitalized adults who died or were transferred to intensive care

JAMA Internal Medicine

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Diagnostic errors in hospitalized adults who died or were transferred to the intensive care unit were common and associated with patient harm in this analysis of 2,428 patient records at 29 hospitals. Problems with choosing and interpreting tests and the processes involved with clinician assessment are high-priority areas for improvement efforts. 

Authors: Andrew D. Auerbach, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of California, San Francisco, is the corresponding author.

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