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Patient Safety Alert 11: Delayed Diagnosis (PDF)

The AMC PSO has performed an in-depth analysis of patient safety issues in the ED setting and has identified practices employed to reduce risks that were the result of missed or delayed diagnoses.


ED personnel need to be progressively educated in techniques to increase patient safety and cognizant of best practices to reduce their own risk.

  • These root cause analysis highlighted distinct areas in the patient care delivery process where errors were most likely to occur leading to missed and delayed diagnosis:
    – during patient hand-offs



Library of All AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts

For even more patient safety alert material, please review our series of AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts to understand the variety of topics covered by our members. AMC PSO makes patient safety learnings available to the public as part of CRICO’s ongoing commitment towards improving patient safety across the continuum of care.


June 30, 2013
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