Publications Related to "Mark L. Graber"


Learning from tragedy

This is a case report involving diagnostic errors that resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl, and commentaries on the case from her parents and involved providers. Julia Berg presented with fatigue, fevers, sore throat and right sided flank...


Tracking progress in improving diagnosis

Diagnostic error is a prevalent, harmful, and costly phenomenon. Multiple national health care and governmental organizations have recently identified the need to improve diagnostic safety as a high priority. A major barrier, however, is the lack...


Sepsis as a model for improving diagnosis

Diagnostic safety could theoretically be improved by high-level interventions, such as improving clinical reasoning or eliminating system-related defects in care, or by focusing more specifically on a single problem or disease. In this review, we...


The impact of electronic health records on diagnosis

Diagnostic error may be the largest unaddressed patient safety concern in the United States, responsible for an estimated 40,000-80,000 deaths annually. With the electronic health record (EHR) now in near universal use, the goal of this narrative...



Despite diagnosis being the key feature of a physician's clinical performance, this is the first book that deals specifically with the topic. In recent years, however, considerable interest has been shown in this area and significant developments...


The global burden of diagnostic errors in primary care

Diagnosis is one of the most important tasks performed by primary care physicians. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently prioritized patient safety areas in primary care, and included diagnostic errors as a high-priority problem. In...