Diagnostic error in a national incident reporting system in the UK.
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Diagnostic errors and delays carry potentially grave consequences for patients and feature prominently in studies of adverse events in health care. Diagnostic errors present a particular challenge for error/incident reporting systems because they involve clinical reasoning and are difficult to define precisely. The aim of the present study was to investigate what insights can be gained about diagnostic error from an incident reporting system. METHODS: Diagnost...Expand abstract
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