U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care
Sign up for a Free Account
Dhaliwal G. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:87-89.
Dhaliwal G.Premature closure? Not so fast. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017; 26: 87-89
Analyzing clinician decision making is increasingly suggested as a strategy to reduce diagnostic errors. This commentary offers insights from an expert diagnostician about heuristics, dual process theory, premature closure, and how to recognize biases in decision-making processes.
A randomized experimental study to assess the effect of language on medical students' anxiety due to uncertainty.
Simpkin AL, Murphy Z, Armstrong KA. Diagnosis (Berl). 2019;6:269-276.
Learning from patients' experiences related to diagnostic errors is essential for progress in patient safety.
Giardina TD, Haskell H, Menon S, et al. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1821-1827.
Diagnostic reasoning and cognitive biases of nurse practitioners.
Lawson TN. J Nurs Educ. 2018;57:203-208.
Dusenbery M. New York, NY: HarperOne; 2018. ISBN: 9780062470805.
Transgender patients and diagnostic safety: back to basics.
Carr S. ImproveDx. February 2018;5:1-4.
Do EPs change their clinical behaviour in the hallway or when a companion is present? A cross-sectional survey.
Stoklosa H, Scannell M, Ma Z, Rosner B, Hughes A, Bohan JS. Emerg Med J. 2018;35:406-411.
Mistakes were made (by me).
Manesh R. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177:1422-1423.
Cognitive biases associated with medical decisions: a systematic review.
Saposnik G, Redelmeier D, Ruff CC, Tobler PN. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016;16:138.
Do patients' disruptive behaviours influence the accuracy of a doctor's diagnosis? A randomised experiment.
Schmidt HG, van Gog T, Schuit SCE, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:19-23.
Does time pressure have a negative effect on diagnostic accuracy?
ALQahtani DA, Rotgans JI, Mamede S, et al. Acad Med. 2016;91:710-716.
Psychiatry morbidity and mortality rounds: implementation and impact.
Goldman S, Demaso DR, Kemler B. Acad Psychiatry. 2009;33:383-388.
Diagnostic Error in Medicine 12th International Conference.
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. November 10-14, 2019; Hyatt Regency Washington, Washington DC.
Patient Safety Leadership Training & Certification Course.
Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality. September 16–18, 2019; University Tower, Durham, NC.
Burnout and Resilience and Quality and Safety Programs in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Main EK, Fowler JM, Gabbe SG, eds. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2019;62:vii-xii,403-626.
Reducing Diagnostic Error: Measurement Considerations.
National Quality Forum.
Communication between primary and secondary care: deficits and danger.
Dinsdale E, Hannigan A, O'Connor R, et al. Fam Pract. 2019 Aug 2; [Epub ahead of print].
Association of pediatric resident physician depression and burnout with harmful medical errors on inpatient services.
Brunsberg KA, Landrigan CP, Garcia BM, et al. Acad Med. 2019;94:1150-1156.
How medical error shapes physicians' perceptions of learning: an exploratory study.
Shepherd L, LaDonna KA, Cristancho SM, Chahine S. Acad Med. 2019;94:1157-1163.
Professionalism lapses and adverse childhood experiences: reflections from the island of last resort.
Williams BW. Acad Med. 2019;94:1081-1083.
Missed diagnosis of cancer in primary care: insights from malpractice claims data.
Aaronson EL, Quinn GR, Wong CI, et al. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2019 Jul 23; [Epub ahead of print].
Mark Graber Diagnostic Quality & Safety Award.
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.
Developing resilience to combat nurse burnout.
Quick Safety. July 15, 2019;(50):1-4.
Serious misdiagnosis-related harms in malpractice claims: the "Big Three"—vascular events, infections, and cancers.
Newman-Toker DE, Schaffer AC, Yu-Moe CW, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2019;227-240.
Duration of second victim symptoms in the aftermath of a patient safety incident and association with the level of patient harm: a cross-sectional study in the Netherlands.
Vanhaecht K, Seys D, Schouten L, et al; Dutch Peer Support Collaborative Research Group. BMJ Open. 2019;9:e029923.
Recommendations for using the Revised Safer Dx instrument to help measure and improve diagnostic safety.
Singh H, Khanna A, Spitzmueller C, Meyer AND. Diagnosis (Berl). 2019 Jul 9; [Epub ahead of print].
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
PSNet is produced for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by a team of editors at the University of California, San Francisco with guidance from a prominent Technical Expert/Advisory Panel. The AHRQ PSNet site was designed and implemented by Silverchair.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 427-1364