Study: Diagnosis issues are most common medical errors

04/22/2013 | Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

More than a quarter of U.S. medical malpractice claims analyzed in a study were associated with missed or wrong diagnoses, making them the most common, dangerous and expensive errors in the health care system. Mistakes in diagnosis were also linked to "death or disability almost twice as often as other error categories and accounted for the plurality of these outcomes," researchers reported in BMJ Quality & Safety.

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