Detection of missed injuries in a pediatric trauma center with the addition of acute care pediatric nurse practitioners.
Resler J, Hackworth J, Mayo E, Rouse TM. J Trauma Nurs. 2014;21:272-275.
Missed injuries and delayed diagnoses are a relatively common problem in trauma care. This study describes a 150% increase in the number of documented missed injuries that were caught following the introduction of acute care nurse practitioners on a pediatric trauma service. The authors attribute the uptick in identified missed injuries to better charting and follow-up examinations.
Readmission after delayed diagnosis of surgical site infection: a focus on prevention using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
Gibson A, Tevis S, Kennedy G. Am J Surg. 2014;207:832-839.
Assessing diagnostic reasoning: a consensus statement summarizing theory, practice, and future needs.
Ilgen JS, Humbert AJ, Kuhn G, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19:1454-1461.
The patient is in: patient involvement strategies for diagnostic error mitigation.
McDonald KM, Bryce CL, Graber ML. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22(supp 2):33-39.
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