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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

IK2HX002586-01A1
Title: Understanding physicians' diagnostic accuracy in the EHR era
Principal Investigator:

Ashley N.D. Meyer

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $178,632
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$816,600
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Background and significance. Diagnostic errors are highly prevalent, affecting 12 million US adults per year (~1 in 20) in outpatient settings alone. Half are estimated to be harmful, with an estimated 40,000- 80,000 people dying every year in the US because of diagnostic errors. Furthermore, Veterans, who have more medical conditions than non-Veterans do, may be disproportionately affected by diagnostic errors. Indeed, at least 1 million Veterans may have diagnostic errors each year, preventing...



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