Table 1

Medical subject heading (MeSH) terms and keywords used as qualifiers for diagnostic errors or delayed diagnosis, in alphabetical order

MeSH termsKeywords
Affect‘bias’
Clinical competence‘cognitive error’
Communication‘metacognition’
Continuity of patient care
Decision making
Decision making, organisational
Decision support systems, clinical
Decision support techniques
Feedback
Forms and records control/standards
Guidelines as topic knowledge bases (includes heuristics)
Health knowledge, attitudes, practice knowledge of results (psychology)
Health literacy
Health records, personal
Human engineering
Judgement
Medical informatics
Medical records systems, computerised
Mental recall
Organisational culture
Patient access to records
Patient participation (includes patient involvement)
Physician patient relations
Physician's practice patterns
Problem solving
Professional–patient relations
Reminder systems
Systems analysis
Time factors
Truth disclosure