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
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First Published – June 30, 2013
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