Emergency room errors, which can not only cause serious injuries, but also death, are a serious concern. Because of the emergency nature of the ER, mistakes and errors have to be cut to a minimum.
As a result of this, ER doctors should take every step to keep errors and mistakes to a minimum. A differential diagnosis helps doctors eliminate guess work with their patients.
A differential diagnosis is completed when a doctor gets background information from a patient and listens to the patient’s complaints.
Next, the doctor compiles a list of possible diagnoses which can possibly match the information that the doctor is given by the patient and what is noted in the patient’s chart.
The doctor then makes note of the most serious condition and orders tests and other procedures done to confirm or rule out possible diagnosis.
Following this procedure, which is taught in medical schools across the United States, removes the guess work in finding the correct diagnosis.
If you have suffered an injury in the emergency room, and you think that your injury is due to a misdiagnosis in the emergency room by a doctor, and the injury happened in Maryland, we invite you to give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.