Learning From Patients’ Experiences Related To Diagnostic Errors Is Essential For Progress In Patient Safety

Health Affairs, Traber Davis Giardina, Helen Haskell, Shailaja Menon, Julia Hallisy, Frederick S. Southwick, Urmimala Sarkar, Kathryn E. Royse, and Hardeep Singh, November, 2018

Diagnostic error research has largely focused on individual clinicians’ decision making and system design, while overlooking information from patients. We analyzed a unique new data source of patient- and family-reported error narratives to explore factors that contribute to diagnostic errors. From reports of adverse medical events


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