Factors in Diagnostic Error – Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

People may assume that diagnostic errors result from sub-optimal care. While this cause is possible, rarely does it explain the problem. — Read on http://www.improvediagnosis.org/factors-in-diagnostic-error/

Duration of Antibiotic Therapy for Uncomplicated Gram-Negative Bacteremia: Seven Is the New Fourteen

The treatment duration for uncomplicated gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSIs) has traditionally ranged from 7 to 14 days. However, recent retrospective studies and meta-analyses have observed no differences in clinical outcomes in patients treated with shorter courses compared with prolonged courses, especially with urinary sources of infection. — Read on http://www.contagionlive.com/

Coalition tackling diagnostic errors gains some traction – Modern Healthcare

Diagnostic errors are getting more attention. A coalition hopes to reduce the prevalence and cost of those errors through awareness and education. — Read on http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190126/NEWS/190129972/coalition-tackling-diagnostic-errors-gains-some-traction