Book/Report

Improving diagnostic quality & safety/reducing diagnostic error: Measurement considerations

Improving Diagnostic Quality & Safety/Reducing Diagnostic Error: Measurement Considerations. Environmental Scan. Washington DC; National Quality Forum: October 28, 2019.

Efforts to track, understand and measure diagnostic errors offer continuing challenges to designing improvements. This report updates an earlier environmental assessment on the validity and quality of diagnostic error measures. It identified new types of active measures and related concepts present in the evidence base. The authors also identified advancing the science of diagnostic error as an emerging area of focus.