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A program to provide clinicians with feedback on their diagnostic performance in a learning health system.

Meyer AND, Upadhyay DK, Collins CA, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020;Epub Aug 29.

Efforts to reduce diagnostic error should include educational strategies for improving diagnosis. This article describes the development of a learning health system around diagnostic safety at one large, integrated health care system. The program identified missed opportunities in diagnosis based on clinician reports, patient complaints, and risk management, and used trained facilitators to provide feedback to clinicians about these missed opportunities as learning opportunities. Both facilitators and recipients found the program to be useful and believed it would improve future diagnostic safety.