Diagnostic errors are the most common, most costly and most dangerous of medical mistakes. The latest research indicates most Americans will experience a misdiagnosis in their lifetime.
Despite the frequency, experts say these errors are under-recognized because they are difficult to measure and track due to the lapse in time between when errors occur and when they are detected. This webinar will examine strategies organizations can implement to prevent these errors and improve their patient safety programs.
Potential topics will include:
- The role patients play in misdiagnosis
- Diagnostic shortcuts and atypical presentations
- Strategies to reduce errors, such as patient and family reporting systems, voluntary reporting systems, a centralized surveillance system for diagnostic tests, and text-messaging and EHR alerts