patient safety measurement

Why Public Reporting of Diagnostic Errors Might Come Sooner than You Think

Why Public Reporting of Diagnostic Errors Might Come Sooner than You Think

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One night, a woman is examined in the emergency department complaining of vertigo. Her physician orders a CT scan, and when the tests come back negative, he diagnoses her with a benign inner ear condition and sends her home. He never sees her again. What he never learns is that her dizziness was far from(...)

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