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Improving Diagnosis In Danish Healthcare

  • December 1, 2019

This study on diagnostic error in Danish healthcare was inspired by the CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmark System (CBS) process and the 2014 CBS report, Malpractice Risks in the Diagnostic Process.


The Danish Society for Patient Safety and Danish Patient Compensation Association (DPCA) wrote,  “Our tool was translated and adapted from a tool originally designed by the American organization CRICO (...) to analyze and learn from malpractice claims.” For this study, more than 200 diagnostic-error related cases were selected from the DPCA’s records to be audited by medical experts. The tool enabled researchers to identify and analyze contributing factors that could help improve diagnostic safety and prevent errors.

 

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Veje til bedre diagnoser [Improving diagnosis in Danish healthcare]. Danish Society for Patient Safety and the Danish Patient Compensation Association. December 2019.

 

Note: A PDF of the English translation of the article is available below for download. Permission was granted by the publisher.