• Review
  • Published July 2017

Defining the critical role of nurses in diagnostic error prevention: a conceptual framework and a call to action.

In light of recent expert analysis and improvement work, the concept of treating diagnosis as team activity is gaining acceptance. This review describes a framework for engaging nurses in the diagnostic process to enhance multidisciplinary teamwork and patient involvement. The authors suggest improvements in health care culture is required to implement the recommended changes, which include a focus on creating opportunities for shifting the process to be more patient centered.

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