Errors in diagnostic radiology occur for a variety of reasons related to human error technical factors and system faults classification renfrew classification this classification was proposed by renfrew et al 5 in 1992 and at the time of . Diagnostic errors are important in all branches of medicine because they are an indication of poor patient care since the early 1970s physicians have been subjected to an increasing number of medical malpractice claims radiology is one of the specialties most liable to claims of medical . Cognitive and system factors contributing to diagnostic errors in radiology cognitive and system factors contributing to diagnostic errors in radiology cindy s lee 1 cognitive and system factors contributing to diagnostic errors in radiology original research fool me twice delayed diagnoses in radiology with emphasis on . The authors review the epidemiology of errors in diagnostic radiology including a recently proposed taxonomy of radiologists errors as well as research findings in an attempt to elucidate possible underlying causes of these errors. 1 demonstrate an understanding of types of errors which can occur in an imaging department 2 recognize situations in the radiology work environment which can predispose to increased risk of errors 3 apply knowledge from this presentation to implement changes in the department to increase standardization and safety of patient imaging care
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