BACKGROUND & SIGNIFICANCE
• Diagnostic error is an important contributor to morbidity,
mortality, and medical malpractice.
• The value of diagnostic decision support (DDS) tools in
reducing diagnostic errors is understudied in pediatrics.
• ‘Isabel’ is a web-based diagnosis checklist system which
utilizes the patient’s age, gender, and specific keywords to
determine a list of diagnoses. Isabel initially displays 10
diagnoses with an option to “view all” to view an expanded differential.
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Paul Manicone MD, Claire Stewart MD, Jeremy Kern MD, and Mary Ottolini MD MPH
Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC