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- Diagnostic Errors
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Search results for "Diagnostic Errors"
Abbasi J. JAMA. 2017;318:506-508.
Martin N, Montagne R. ProPublica and National Public Radio. May 12, 2017.
Maternal mortality is increasing in the United States. This news article reports on this critical safety problem in the context of the preventable death of a patient whose diagnosis of preeclampsia was missed by her providers, despite persistent concerns raised by family about the patient's symptoms.
Carr S. ImproveDx. April 2017;4:1-4.
Dwyer J. New York Times. April 13, 2017.
Gittlen S. HealthLeaders Media. October 1, 2016.
The recent recognition of diagnostic error as a blind spot in health care has driven the need to enhance diagnosis. This news article reports how health systems, academic medical centers, and ambulatory care facilities are working to address diagnostic error with efforts focused on teamwork, cognitive bias, and improved reporting.
Singh H. National Quality Measures Expert Commentaries. November 23, 2015.
Recently, diagnostic error has garnered much discussion and examination, but further research is needed to understand and track such errors. This article reviews evidence on the topic to illustrate measurement challenges and includes a sociotechnical model to identify, assess, and address diagnostic errors.
Epstein H. The Atlantic. November 17, 2015.
Recent emphasis on diagnostic error has raised awareness of the problem. This magazine article discusses how the wide range of diseases to be considered by pediatricians and challenges associated with children's ability to recognize and describe their symptoms contribute to diagnostic complexity in this specialty.
Greenberg P, Ranum D, Siegal D. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. October 2015;12:18-20,22-24.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 26, 2015.
In light of the recent IOM report on improving diagnosis, this newspaper article features an interview with Hardeep Singh, a nationally recognized expert in diagnostic errors. The interview explores his work to measure diagnostic errors, understand factors that contribute to them, and how technology and education can enhance diagnostic reasoning.
Olsen J. Star Tribune. August 30, 2015.
Clark C. HealthLeaders Media. April 11, 2014.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2010;7:76-86.
Analyzing reports of diagnostic errors, this article discusses common causes and provides suggestions for physicians and patients to prevent such events.
Park A. Time Magazine. January 24, 2019.
This news article reports on the documentary To Err Is Human, which was produced and directed by the son of patient safety leader Dr. John M. Eisenberg. The film is structured around patient safety advocate Sue Sheridan's experience with diagnostic errors that resulted in harm for both her son and husband. It features a wide range of experts who discuss the impact of error on all involved, the role of culture in facilitating both mistakes and progress, and why continued work in health care safety is needed.
Peskin SM. New York Times. October 4, 2018.
Error disclosures are difficult but important conversations that can have negative consequences for patients, clinicians, and organizations, even when they are done appropriately. This newspaper article offers insights from a doctor who experienced both sides of disclosure, as a physician disclosing an error and as a patient whose physician missed a complication, and discusses how to manage relationships once clinical mistakes are recognized.
O'Loughlin E. New York Times. April 30, 2018.
Large-scale adverse events should lead to system examination and improvement. This newspaper article reports on misread cervical cancer tests that resulted in 208 women receiving false negative results over a 4-year period from a publicly funded smear test program in Ireland and the government inquiry launched in response to this large-scale failure.
Crane M. Medscape Business of Medicine. February 20, 2018.
Mickle K. Glamour Magazine. August 11, 2017.
Howard J. CNN. October 31, 2016.
Although genetic testing can provide proactive assessment for disease, it can also result in unnecessary care. This news article reports on the unexpected death of a child and how the family experienced psychological harm and received unnecessary care due to misdiagnosis related to false positive test results for long QT syndrome.
Miller N. The Pathologist. June 2016(20):18-29; July 2016(21):18-33.
In light of the growing focus on diagnostic errors, this magazine series reports on unique challenges that pathologists face when they discover potential errors. The first article in the series discusses how pathologists may experience barriers to disclosure including feeling shame in disclosing their own error, discomfort with raising concerns about a colleague who has misdiagnosed a patient, and lack of direct relationships with patients. The second article expands the discussion to focus on how industry support of open transparency can enable pathologists to participate in reporting and disclosure activities.
Gabler E. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. May 15, 2015.
Reporting on weaknesses in laboratory testing methods, this news article discusses patients' experiences with testing errors to illustrate how such failures can contribute to patient harm—such as missed or delayed diagnosis—and raises concerns about insufficient transparency, investigations, and regulations around laboratory facilities with poor processes.