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Advancing the science of measurement of diagnostic errors in healthcare: the Safer Dx framework.

Singh H, Sittig DF. Advancing the science of measurement of diagnostic errors in healthcare: the Safer Dx framework. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24(2):103-110. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003675.

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January 28, 2015
Singh H, Sittig DF. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24(2):103-110.

This commentary describes a three-element framework to enable study and evaluation of diagnostic errors. The model considers the sociotechnical process through which diagnosis happens, the external factors that influence the patient–clinician encounter, and the postdiagnosis patient outcomes to define measures.

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Singh H, Sittig DF. Advancing the science of measurement of diagnostic errors in healthcare: the Safer Dx framework. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24(2):103-110. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003675.