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Diagnostic Errors

Isabel is one potential but practical solution to the problem of missed and delayed diagnosis. In this section we have listed various articles that have appeared covering various aspects of the problem.

  Roy M and Chitayat S. Deciphering Diagnostic Errors in Pediatrics. March 2016.
  Crowley J and Ural A. The Transformative Power of Healthcare Technology M&A in Life Sciences. Acccenture Strategy. June 2015.
  Bauman DH, Jr. and Drill-Mellum L. Diagnosis Error and the Changing Health Care Environment. MMIC Webinars on Wednesday, 14 Jan, 2015. (Webinar 48min)
  ImproveDx. Newsletter: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). July 2014, 1(4).
  Clinical Decision Support: More than Just ‘Alerts’ – Tipsheet. July 2014.
  Wood D. Diagnostic Errors Common and Preventable: 1 in 20 Missed. AMN Healthcare, April 2014.
  Singh H; Meyer AND; Thomas EJ. The frequency of diagnostic errors in outpatient care: estimations from three large observational studies involving US adult populations. BMJ Qual Saf , 17 April 2014.
  Graber ML. Minimizing Diagnostic Error: 10 Things you can do tomorrow. Inside Medical Liability PIAA. First Quarter 2014: 22-26.
  Singh H. Editorial: Helping Organizations with Defining Diagnostic Errors as Missed Opportunities in Diagnosis. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. March 2014, 40(3): 99-101.
  Graber ML; Trowbridge R; Myers JS; Umscheid CA; Strull WS and Kanter MH. The Next Organizational Challenge: Finding and Addressing Diagnostic Error. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. March 2014, 40(3): 102- 110.
  National Patient Safety Foundation. Preventing Diagnostic Error Webinar Series. Patient Safety Awareness Week 2014. March 2014.
  Rizzo E. Top 10 Patient Safety Issues for 2014. Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality . Dec 03, 2013.
  Graber M. 9th HARC Forum: Reducing diagnostic error in medicine – what can I do? Sax Institute, Australia. May 2013.
  Institute of Medicine. Diagnostic Error in Medicine – Consensus Study.
  Reducing Diagnostic Error | Health Care Organizations. Ten Things I Could Do Tomorrow (PDF).
  Reducing Diagnostic Error | Physicians, PAs, and NPs. Ten Things I Could Do Tomorrow (PDF).
  Singh H, Giardina TD, Meyer AN, Forjuoh SN, Reis MD, Thomas EJ. Types and origins of diagnostic errors in primary care settings. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 25;173(6):418-25
  Newman-Toker DE, Makary, MA. Measuring Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care - :  The First Step on a Path Forward . JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(6):425-426.
  Saber Tehrani AS, Lee H, Mathews SC, Shore A, Makary MA, Pronovost PJ, Newman-Toker DE. 25-Year summary of US malpractice claims for diagnostic errors 1986–2010: an analysis from the National Practitioner Data Bank. BMJ Qual Saf 2013; 0:1–9.
  Ely J, Kaldjian L, D’Alessandro D. Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care: Lessons Learned.JABFM 2012; vol.25, no.1, p.87-97.
  Ball J, Heneghan C, Goyder C, Thompson M. Identifying early warning signs for diagnostic errors in primary care: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2012; vol 2, no.5.
  Caldwell, G. What is the main cause of avoidable harm to patients? BMJ Sept 2010; 341:c4593.
  Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Diagnostic Error in Acute Care. PA Patient Saf Advis 2010 Sep;7(3):76-86.