This CRICO-funded study was piloted in two phases and represents the first known examination of diagnostic pauses in the outpatient setting. The work potentially paves the way for more broad-based systems and/or electronic interventions to address diagnostic error.
Citation for the Full-text Article
Huang GC, Kriegel G, Wheaton C, Sternberg S, Sands K, Richards J, Johnston K, Aronson M. Implementation of diagnostic pauses in the ambulatory setting. BMJ Quality and Safety. January 6, 2018.
doi 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007192. [Epub ahead of print]