In collaboration with:

Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine


 

The six virtual patient cases in Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence introduce students to the cognitive processes and system-related issues that can lead to errors.

Overview

Diagnostic accuracy is the foundation of safe, effective medicine—yet 15% of inpatient cases involve some degree of diagnostic error. The six virtual patient cases in Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence introduce students to the cognitive processes and system-related issues that can lead to errors. 

 


Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., causing at least 250,000 deaths every year. Diagnostic error represents anywhere from 40,000 to 80,000 of those deaths, making it the sixth leading cause of death.

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