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Antibiotic Resistance and Diagnosis Error | 1 Minute Read

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Wed, May 27, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)?

Antibiotics and similar drugs are antimicrobial agents, and have been used for the past 70 years to treat patients with a variety of infectious diseases.  These drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases.  Due to the wide, prolonged and often inappropriate use of these drugs we now face a greater problem of antimicrobial resistance. This is where the infectious organisms that the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted themselves, making the drugs less effective.

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Topics: medical error, Isabel 1 Minute Read

Misdiagnosis of Jayden Wray shows need for diagnosis checklist tools

Posted by Jason Maude on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:26 PM

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, diagnosis decision support, Differential diagnosis, ddx, medical error, jayden wray, rickets, vitamin d deficiency, rickets differential diagnosis, child abuse, shaken baby

Pediatric Study Assesses Medical Diagnosis Tools in Med Schools

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 @ 08:33 AM

An independent study on diagnosis decision support tools in medical education recently conducted by the Children’s National Medical Center and The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, investigated these areas:

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Topics: medical error, diagnosis, diagnosis tool, diagnostic decision support, medical school

Diagnosis Decision Support Tools Help Optimize Productivity

Posted by Megan Pennie on Tue, Dec 20, 2011 @ 06:10 AM

Whether the debate is at the national healthcare reform level or down at the level of a specific episode of care for a certain patient, a large part of the discussion about how to deal with the many ills of the US healthcare situation has focused on cutting back on benefits or care covered and/or requiring patients to pay more for their care. In this discussion we have paid much less attention to a third broad, equally or even more important approach – improving the way we deliver care or improving the productivity of our clinical delivery systems.

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, medical error, diagnosis, diagnostic decision support, hospital, resources, productivity

Who Is Isabel? Watch the Story Behind Isabel Healthcare

Posted by Megan Pennie on Mon, Dec 05, 2011 @ 05:42 PM

Watch the Story of Isabel of Isabel Healthcare:

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, medical error, diagnostic decision support

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