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Journal Article
Review

Strategies to reduce diagnostic errors: a systematic review

Abimanyi-Ochom J, Mudiyanselage SB, Catchpool M, et al. BMC medical informatics and decision making. 2019;19:174.

There are challenges to identifying and measuring diagnostic errors in healthcare settings. This systematic review found evidence that team meetings, error documentation, and trigger algorithms in various clinical settings may reduce diagnostic errors. The authors also found that while there have been numerous studies on interventions targeting diagnostic errors, few such interventions are being used in clinical settings.