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Missed, wrong diagnoses most dangerous errors, study says
Modern Healthcare

They rarely get the attention paid to never events, such as wrong-site surgery or death from a medication error, but errors involving missed, delayed or incorrect diagnoses are the most common, costly and dangerous mistakes made in the U.S. healthcare system, argue the authors of a study in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety. Researchers analyzed 25 years of malpractice data from the National Practitioner Data Bank, looking specifically at more than 350,000 claims that led to payouts.