Diagnostic Error as Major Issue in Healthcare reported in ECRI and ASHRM Today

Ruth Ryan rryan at LAMMICO.COM
Wed Aug 13 19:03:56 UTC 2014

Sadly, hospitals and hospital risk managers have been mostly absent from discussion or action on diagnostic error in medicine.
There are signs this may be changing.
Today ECRI published a short article titled, "The Difficulties in Defining and Preventing Diagnostic Errors".
Subscribers may link to ECRI Institute Healthcare Risk Alerts at www.ecri.org<http://www.ecri.org>

The ECRI article references another article in the July issue of Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, a publication of ASHRM, the Association of Healthcare Risk Managers, which came into being with the assistance of the American Hospital Association.
The Journal of Healthcare Risk Mgt article is titled "Diagnostic error: Untapped potential for improving patient safety?" The abstract may be viewed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/jhrm.21149/

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