• Diagnostic Errors in the Pediatric and Neonatal ICU: A Systematic Review*

    6 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Diagnostic errors lead to preventable hospital morbidity and mortality. ICU patients may be at particularly high risk for misdiagnosis. Little is known about misdiagnosis in pediatrics, including PICU and neonatal ICU. We sought to assess diagnostic errors in PICU and neonatal ICU settings by systematic review.
    Data Sources:
    We searched PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and Cochrane.
    Study Selection:
    We identified observational studies reporting autopsy-confirmed diagnostic errors in PICU or neonatal ICU using standard Goldman criteria.
    Data Extraction:
    We abstracted patient...
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