Miscoding, misclassification and misdiagnosis of diabetes in primary care

S. de Lusignan, N. Sadek, H. Mulnier, A. Tahir, D. Russell-Jones, K. Khunti
  • Diabetic Medicine, January 2012, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03419.x

There are errors in how diabetes is diagnosed in patient records

What is it about?

We tested simple search tools designed to help identify these errors the medical records of people with, or incorrectly thought to have diabetes.

Why is it important?

Around 40% of the people identified by the search tools had errors.

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