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Bhise V, Meyer AND, Singh H
Errors in diagnosis of spinal epidural abscesses in the era of electronic health records.
With this study, the investigators set out to identify missed opportunities in diagnosis of spinal epidural abscesses to outline areas for process improvement. The investigators found that despite wide availability of clinical data, errors in diagnosis of spinal epidural abscesses were common and involved inadequate history, physical examination, and test ordering. They suggested that solutions should include renewed attention to basic clinical skills.
Citation: Bhise V, Meyer AND, Singh H . Errors in diagnosis of spinal epidural abscesses in the era of electronic health records. Am J Med 2017 Aug;130(8):975-81. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.03.009..
Keywords: Adverse Events, Back Health and Pain, Diagnostic Safety and Quality, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Medical Errors, Patient Safety