The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Alexander RG, Yazdanie F, Waite S, et al. Front Neurosci. 2021;15:629469.
Incorrect interpretation of radiologic images can result in delayed diagnosis or unneeded additional tests and treatment. This commentary describes the visual illusions radiologists use in detecting and categorizing abnormalities, and recommends further research into the ways visual illusions are used in order to improve diagnostic safety.
Waite S, Scott JM, Drexler I, et al. Clin Imaging. 2018;51:266-272.
Communication failures affect safe care delivery across the spectrum of practice. This review highlights steps in the imaging cycle that are vulnerable to communication errors, such as clinical history taking, report compilation, and results notification. The authors provide recommendations for radiologists to reduce the potential for errors that will impact the timeliness and accuracy of care delivery.
Waite S, Scott JM, Legasto A, et al. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017;209:629-639.
Radiology interpretation errors can contribute to diagnostic error. This commentary explores other areas of the imaging process that exhibit weaknesses such as incomplete ordering and delays. The authors highlight health information technology as a strategy for improving the system to support safe care.
Waite S, Scott JM, Gale B, et al. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017;208:739-749.
Interpretive radiology errors can result in delays that contribute to patient harm. This commentary describes human factors that affect diagnostic accuracy and reviews strategies to address weaknesses at the individual and systems level.