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Diagnostic errors in emergency departments

Three diagnostic error categories contribute to 74% of serious patient harm

Diagnostic errors are among the most common yet catastrophic of medical errors in all care settings. In the emergency department, these errors don’t happen because of a lack of provider clinical knowledge; rather, they’re the result of unconscious and preventable mistakes. In this article, we examine the causes of these mistakes and how to support emergency department risk and safety programs with Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD).












Diagnostic errors result in death or injury to 40,000 to 80,000 patients per year


Understanding ED diagnostic errors

Improving patient safety and risk programs with CAPD

Learn how Nuance CAPD, backed by artificial intelligence, can simplify clinical documentation for your care teams.