Clearing the Error: Using Public Deliberation to Define Patient Roles as Partners in the Diagnostic Process.

St. Paul, MN: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and Jefferson Center; 2017.

Advocates for improving diagnosis emphasize the role of the patient as key to success. This report examines factors to consider when designing interventions to strengthen patient participation in the diagnostic process. Recommendations to enhance relationships with patients to reduce diagnostic error focus on managing misperceptions that can affect decision-making and communication.