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I’m a Doctor but please don’t trust me 100% - Sepsis & William Mead

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 12:00 AM

The good old NHS managed to provide a topic for my blogpost just as I was searching for inspiration!

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, sepsis, pediatrics

Another missed diagnosis of rickets leads to tragic consequences

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

The case of Karissa Cox and Richard Carter in the UK has been widely covered. Their baby (due to legal reasons the baby’s name and gender have not been revealed) was adopted after being taken when they were charged with child abuse. The couple have since had the charges dropped against them.

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, jayden wray

Documenting your Differential Diagnosis Could Save You in a Malpractice Case

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 @ 11:28 AM

We are often asked by clinicians whether they would be better or worse off in a malpractice case if there was a record in the medical notes of their full differential diagnosis and the diagnosis missed was in that list. Our view is that it’s always better to have documented what you have done and thought. If you were wrong and had a reasonable explanation for why you did not think the diagnosis missed and on the list was the most likely and the one that you treated for, then it is better to be able to show that you thought about other possibilities. At the very least you show yourself to be a concerned and caring clinician rather than one that couldn’t be bothered.

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, Differential diagnosis, malpractice

Spotlight on Lawrence Weed, MD - Problem-Orientated Medical Record

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 12:39 PM

Over 45 years ago, in 1968 Dr Lawrence Weed published an  article on Medical Records that Guide and Teach  which described the problem-orientated medical record (POMR) where organized problem lists and medical records are critical to clear decision making.  The POMR was implemented worldwide and became a standard for medical documentation.

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Topics: clinical decision support, diagnostic error, Dr Larry Weed, problem orientated medical record, Misdiagnosis, diagnostic software, evidence-based medicine

Symptom checker featured in Daily Mail article

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:58 AM

Yesterday the Daily Mail ran an article entitled “How to avoid misdiagnosis: The online ‘doctor’ even GPs swear by

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, symptom checker, online doctor

Article review: Diagnostic errors in the ICU.

Posted by Jason Maude on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 @ 01:00 PM

DDX tools could help to avoid diagnosis errors in the ICU

The idea for the Isabel diagnosis support tool first came to us while sitting in the ICU.  A decade ago, my family and I were spending long hours in the ICU caring for our toddler, Isabel Maude, after she was diagnosed late with necrotising fasciitis. We realized the ICU doctors often can see the long perspective of what happened to a patient, as they see how the patient got there and what mistakes were made along the way. With the luxury of hindsight they can see, for example, that if only a clinician had, metaphorically, turned left instead of right then the patient would not have ended up in ICU.

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Topics: clinical decision support, Misdiagnosis, diagnosis decision support, Differential diagnosis, medical diagnosis, ddx, diagnosis tool, diagnosis generator, diagnostic decision support, ICU

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

New! Evidence-based diagnosis tool: Isabel with Best Practice

Posted by Megan Pennie on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Isabel Healthcare and BMJ Group Introduce “Isabel with Best Practice”- the Next Generation Medical Knowledge System

Evidence-based diagnostic and treatment decision aid enables faster, safer and more accurate diagnoses and treatment at the point of care

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, diagnosis decision support, ddx, diagnosis, dds, clinical evidence

Using Medical Diagnosis Tools with Patients who Fear the Worst

Posted by Megan Pennie on Thu, Jan 05, 2012 @ 08:14 AM

Written by Dawn Bonsor, RN, VP Client Services, Isabel Healthcare

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, diagnosis decision support, diagnosis, medical diagnosis tool

6 Improvements You Can Achieve with Medical Diagnosis Tools

Posted by Megan Pennie on Tue, Jan 03, 2012 @ 07:37 AM

As we start the new year, we resolve to achieve improvements in all we do, including our medical practices and patient diagnosis efforts.

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, diagnosis, medical diagnosis tool, diagnostic decision support, hospital

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