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Search results for "Diagnostic Errors"
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2018.
Diagnostic error prevention in primary care is a persistent challenge. This AHRQ-funded toolkit provides guidance for ambulatory care organizations that seek to improve the reliability of diagnosis in children. The material focuses on tactics to enhance how practices recognize, track, and follow up on adolescent depression, pediatric elevated blood pressure, and actionable laboratory results.
Journal Article > Commentary
Challenges and opportunities from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) research summit on improving diagnosis: a proceedings review.
Henriksen K, Dymek C, Harrison MI, Brady JP, Arnold SB. Diagnosis. 2017;4:57–66.
Diagnostic error gained recognition as a patient safety concern with the publication of the Improving Diagnosis in Health Care report. This commentary reviews insights shared at a conference convened to discuss issues associated with diagnosis, including the need for concrete definitions of diagnostic error, the role of technology in improvement, and organizational factors that contribute to the problem.
Meeting/Conference > Government Resource
Rockville, MD; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: September 28, 2016.
CDC Vital Signs. August 23, 2016.
Potentially fatal errors with GDH-PQQ [glucose dehydrogenase pyrroloquinoline quinone] glucose monitoring technology.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; August 13, 2009.
This public health notification raises awareness of the potential for falsely elevated blood glucose readings in patients using therapeutic products containing certain non-glucose sugars.
Grant > Government Resource
AHRQ Risk-informed Intervention Development and Implementation of Safe Practices in Ambulatory Care.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2008.
This AHRQ grantee announcement lists 13 projects funded to demonstrate effective strategies in identifying and addressing risks and in improving processes in ambulatory care.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Safety News. Show #79. September 2008.
This collection of video segments offers information on common types of medical errors, particularly medication errors, based on reports to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.