Medical Research Analysis Article Review by Quality Writers

Medical Research Analysis
This paper analyzes a study by Ghandi, et al, "Missed and Delayed Diagnoses In The Ambulatory Setting: A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims".
# 99635 | 990 words | 3 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Nov 18, 2007 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , English (Analysis)

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The paper examines the study, "Missed and Delayed Diagnoses In The Ambulatory Setting: A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims", which examines the role of physician error in situations when patients were harmed through diagnosis issues. The paper relates that the study relied on a weak form of multivariate analysis to draw its conclusions and examine the data which was all secondary in nature. The paper points out, however, that the results are enlightening regarding the strategies that can be devised to prevent misdiagnoses and delayed diagnoses.

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From the Paper:

"This study did not use higher level statistical analysis since it was relying primarily on secondary data sources that had, for the most part, already been compiled. Yet, it did apply a weak form of multivariate statistics wherein different variables were attributed different values and measured against the whole (Ware & Brewer, 1998, p.14). Among some of the variables measured or assigned values were errors that resulted in actual harm to the patient, errors were linked to serious harm to the patient, and errors, of one type or another that actually resulted in patient death (Ghandi, 2006, p.2)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gandhi, T., et al. (2006). Missed and delayed diagnoses in the ambulatory setting: A study of closed malpractice claims. Annals of Internal Medicine, 145/7, pp.488-96. Retrieved October 9, 2006 from:
  • Walters, P. (2006). Study links doctor errors, bad diagnoses. Associated Press, Oct.2. Retrieved October 9, 2006 from:
  • Ware, M. and Brewer C., eds.(1999). Handbook for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods (2nd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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