Missed and delayed diagnoses

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Missed or delayed diagnosis[1]

Cause
%
Fractures 19
Infection 15
Myocardial infarction 10
Cancer 9
Cerebral vascular disease 8
Pulmonary embolism 5
Appendicitis 5
Other abdominal disease 5
Peripheral vascular disease 4
Aneurysm 3
Other cardiac disease 3

Other

15

References

  1. Missed and Delayed Diagnoses in the Emergency Department: A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims From 4 Liability Insurers. Annals of Emergency Medicine - Volume 49, Issue 2 (February 2007)