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Research to improve diagnosis: time to study the real world.

Ranji SR, Thomas EJ. Research to improve diagnosis: time to study the real world. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Jan 5. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014071

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January 26, 2022
Ranji SR, Thomas EJ. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;31(4):255-258.

Diagnostic safety interventions have been empirically evaluated but real-world implementation challenges persist. This commentary discusses the importance of incorporating contextual factors (e.g., social, cultural) facing complex healthcare systems into the design of diagnostic safety interventions. The authors provide recommendations for designing studies to improve diagnosis that take contextual factors into consideration.