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Table 1 Frequency of commonly reported diagnoses

From: Diagnostic error in the emergency department: learning from national patient safety incident report analysis

Diagnosis associated with diagnostic errorNumber of reportsPercentage of total number of reports concerning diagnostic
error (%)
Fracture100744
Other/Diagnosis not specified67930
Myocardial Infarction1617
Intracranial Bleed1406
Stroke/CVA974
Acute Abdomen773
Pulmonary Embolism342
Ectopic Pregnancy311
Appendicitis17< 1
Ischaemic Limb15< 1
DVT11< 1
Meningitis11< 1
Pneumonia8< 1
Total2288