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Diagnostic errors in the intensive care unit: a systematic review of autopsy studies
  1. Bradford Winters1,
  2. Jason Custer2,
  3. Samuel M Galvagno Jr1,
  4. Elizabeth Colantuoni3,
  5. Shruti G Kapoor1,
  6. HeeWon Lee4,
  7. Victoria Goode5,
  8. Karen Robinson6,
  9. Atul Nakhasi3,
  10. Peter Pronovost1,
  11. David Newman-Toker7
  1. 1Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, UK
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Intensive Care, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, UK
  3. 3Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, UK
  4. 4Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, UK
  5. 5Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, UK
  6. 6Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, UK
  7. 7Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bradford Winters, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N. Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287, UK; bwinters{at}jhmi.edu

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  • Funding SMG was supported by an NIH training grant awarded to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; DN-T was supported in part by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HS017755-01).

  • Competing interests BWinters reports fees for expert testimony at several defense and plaintiff law firms and speaking honoraria from 3M corporation and various health systems to speak on patient safety and Rapid Response Systems. PP reports receiving grant or contract support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund for research related to measuring and improving patient safety; honoraria from various hospitals and healthcare systems and the Leigh Bureau to speak on quality and safety; consultancy with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.; and book royalties for authoring “Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor's Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out.” The following authors report no conflicts of interest: JC, EC, SGK, HWL, VG, KR, AN; SMG and DN-T have no further conflicts beyond what is reported under funding.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding SMG was supported by an NIH training grant awarded to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; DN-T was supported in part by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HS017755-01).

  • Competing interests BWinters reports fees for expert testimony at several defense and plaintiff law firms and speaking honoraria from 3M corporation and various health systems to speak on patient safety and Rapid Response Systems. PP reports receiving grant or contract support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund for research related to measuring and improving patient safety; honoraria from various hospitals and healthcare systems and the Leigh Bureau to speak on quality and safety; consultancy with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.; and book royalties for authoring “Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor's Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out.” The following authors report no conflicts of interest: JC, EC, SGK, HWL, VG, KR, AN; SMG and DN-T have no further conflicts beyond what is reported under funding.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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