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Communication Breakdowns Drive Diagnostic Failure in Emergency Medicine

  • January 8, 2014

Communication problems are known to contribute to preventable adverse events of all kinds, including those caused by diagnostic error.


Having studied diagnostic failures in emergency departments for more than five years, CRICO Strategies—a division of the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions (a CRICO Company)—has also found that communication failures lead to diagnostic failures in emergency medicine, a leading cause of malpractice claims.

 

Read the full-text article:

Carr S. Communication Breakdowns Drive Diagnostic Failure in Emergency Medicine. The Newsletter of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. January 2014:1-3.