Diagnostic errors are an understandable patient concern in any clinical setting. But just how often do they actually occur, particularly in emergency rooms?
That is what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) set out to determine, conducting a systematic review of nearly 300 studies published between January 2000 and September 2021.
On December 15, 2022, AHRQ published a report of its findings—some of which are exceptionally alarming.
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