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Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

  • September 22, 2015

The greatly anticipated report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, shines a light on the risks to patients and providers in missed, delayed, or wrong diagnoses. Included in the report, in addition to three case studies, are several references to the analysis done for the CRICO Strategies 2014 Benchmarking Report Malpractice Risks in the Diagnostic Process.


“CRICO has long been focused on understanding the key drivers of diagnostic error and patient harm,” says Dana Siegal, RN, CPHRM, Director of Patient Safety of CRICO Strategies. Siegal also serves on the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Board of Directors. Siegal continued, “We welcome the light that the IOM has shone on the critical issues of diagnostic error and are especially encouraged by its recommendation that medical professional liability insurers collaborate with health care professionals to improve the diagnostic process through education, training, and practice improvement.”

 

Citation for the Report

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Improving diagnosis in health care. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2015.

[Read online or download PDF for free at http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/reports/2015/improving-diagnosis-in-healthcare]