Laura Zwaan

Summary

Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Application of an evidence-based decision rule to patients with suspected pulmonary embolism
    Laura Zwaan
    Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:682-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Does inappropriate selectivity in information use relate to diagnostic errors and patient harm? The diagnosis of patients with dyspnea
    Laura Zwaan
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 91:32-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Relating faults in diagnostic reasoning with diagnostic errors and patient harm
    Laura Zwaan
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acad Med 87:149-56. 2012
  4. pmc Design of a study on suboptimal cognitive acts in the diagnostic process, the effect on patient outcomes and the influence of workload, fatigue and experience of physician
    Laura Zwaan
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:65. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Patient record review of the incidence, consequences, and causes of diagnostic adverse events
    Laura Zwaan
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 170:1015-21. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The nature and causes of unintended events reported at 10 internal medicine departments
    Sanne Lubberding
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht
    J Patient Saf 7:224-31. 2011
  7. pmc To what extent are adverse events found in patient records reported by patients and healthcare professionals via complaints, claims and incident reports?
    Ingrid Christiaans-Dingelhoff
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:49. 2011
  8. pmc Advancing the research agenda for diagnostic error reduction
    Laura Zwaan
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:ii52-ii57. 2013

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. doi request reprint Application of an evidence-based decision rule to patients with suspected pulmonary embolism
    Laura Zwaan
    Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:682-8. 2013
    ..This study examines whether the Christopher evidence-based decision rule is applied in clinical practice. In addition, doctors' considerations for not applying the decision rule are explored...
  2. doi request reprint Does inappropriate selectivity in information use relate to diagnostic errors and patient harm? The diagnosis of patients with dyspnea
    Laura Zwaan
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 91:32-8. 2013
    ..Particularly inappropriate selective information-processing was related to diagnostic errors and patient harm. Prevention strategies should include an increase in promoting the falsification strategies in the diagnostic process. ..
  3. doi request reprint Relating faults in diagnostic reasoning with diagnostic errors and patient harm
    Laura Zwaan
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acad Med 87:149-56. 2012
    ..This study examined suboptimal cognitive acts (SCAs; i.e., faults in diagnostic reasoning), related them to the occurrence of diagnostic errors and patient harm, and studied the causes...
  4. pmc Design of a study on suboptimal cognitive acts in the diagnostic process, the effect on patient outcomes and the influence of workload, fatigue and experience of physician
    Laura Zwaan
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:65. 2009
    ..In addition, the role of personal and circumstantial factors on the quality of the diagnostic process will be examined...
  5. doi request reprint Patient record review of the incidence, consequences, and causes of diagnostic adverse events
    Laura Zwaan
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 170:1015-21. 2010
    ..The present study explored diagnostic adverse events (DAEs) across all medical specialties to determine their incidence and to gain insight into their causes and consequences by comparing them with other AE types...
  6. doi request reprint The nature and causes of unintended events reported at 10 internal medicine departments
    Sanne Lubberding
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht
    J Patient Saf 7:224-31. 2011
    ..This study aimed to examine the nature and causes of unintended events (UEs) at internal medicine departments (IMD)...
  7. pmc To what extent are adverse events found in patient records reported by patients and healthcare professionals via complaints, claims and incident reports?
    Ingrid Christiaans-Dingelhoff
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:49. 2011
    ..The aim of the study is to examine to what extent the hospital reporting systems cover the adverse events identified by patient record review...
  8. pmc Advancing the research agenda for diagnostic error reduction
    Laura Zwaan
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:ii52-ii57. 2013
    ..The last decade of research on diagnostic error has made promising steps and laid a foundation for more rigorous methods to advance the field. ..