The chief complaint of chest pain is common among patients presenting to the office, clinic, urgent care or emergency department. While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., medical error is the third leading cause. Furthermore, missed or delayed diagnoses are responsible for 57% of malpractice claims in emergency medicine, according to a 2007-2013 closed claims analysis from The Doctors Company.
This infographic outlines common errors in chest pain diagnosis that can lead to an adverse event. Download as a PDF.
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