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Measuring and improving diagnostic safety in primary care: addressing the “twin” pandemics of diagnostic error and clinician burnout.

Olson APJ, Linzer M, Schiff GD. J Gen Intern Med. Epub 2021 Feb 11. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06611-0.

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March 3, 2021
Olson APJ, Linzer M, Schiff GD. J Gen Intern Care. 2021;36(5):1404-1406.

Challenges to identifying and measuring diagnostic errors, particularly in the era of COVID-19, persist. The authors of this perspective proposed a new framework of diagnostic process safety to measure the quality and safety of diagnostic processes. The framework focuses on three measurable components – do not miss diagnoses, red flags, and diagnostic pitfalls. This framework can provide a structured approach for designing and testing specific measures of diagnostic process safety.

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Olson APJ, Linzer M, Schiff GD. J Gen Intern Med. Epub 2021 Feb 11. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06611-0.