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The elusive and illusive quest for diagnostic safety metrics.

Schiff GD, Ruan EL. The Elusive and Illusive Quest for Diagnostic Safety Metrics. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33(7):983-985. doi:10.1007/s11606-018-4454-2.

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May 16, 2018
Schiff GD, Ruan EL. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33(7):983-985.

Measurement of patient safety is a complex and evolving field. This commentary describes a proposed set of diagnoses to track, discusses the limitations of metrics in achieving progress, and suggests that a culture of diagnostic safety is needed to fully engage health care in improving diagnosis.

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Schiff GD, Ruan EL. The Elusive and Illusive Quest for Diagnostic Safety Metrics. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33(7):983-985. doi:10.1007/s11606-018-4454-2.