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Radiological discrepancies: "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing"

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D. Gunatillake

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London,, GB
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Abstract

Medical errors seem to be inevitable despite all measures taken to avoid them. Radiology is no exception and is one of the specialities most liable to claims of medical negligence. The aetiology of radiological errors is multifactorial and fall into different patterns. Understanding these causes would help immensely to minimise the occurrences. This article focuses on the spectrum of diagnostic errors in Radiology and the importance of sharing the negative experiences in identifying the error traps and preventing repetition of the same mistake.

How to Cite: Gunatillake, D., (2016). Radiological discrepancies: "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing". Sri Lanka Journal of Radiology. 2(2), pp.48–52. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljr.v2i2.45
Published on 30 Nov 2016.
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