Higher error in certain groups?

robert bell rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET
Sun Sep 28 17:00:07 UTC 2014


Dear Terry,

Regarding how it would work. 

I think it would/could work like Umesh Prabhu has done in the UK. 

Identify the conditions and groups where there are more errors (including diagnostic), and then prioritize and work out strategies to reduce them. Also, I cannot imagine that such an approach has not been already undertaken in the US. ? also Borrow their strategies.  And are there other countries that are already doing this?

Umesh in the UK seems to be doing a good job and I would be delighted to hear how specifically he has reduced certain errors/missed diagnoses. For example what is the protocol for picking up more femur fractures that he mentioned?  Also, how does he keep accurate records of errors in the hospital? 

Suspect that in some hospitals in the US this is already done, but for certain reasons details are not publicized.

Would welcome other thoughts on how this could all be achieved.

Is that something this organization could run with even if it was limited to diagnostic errors?  

What hospitals have good data?  Collecting good data I would suspect is a discipline/specialty of its own.

Rob Bell, M.D. 




On Sep 28, 2014, at 6:30 AM, Teresa Graedon <terry.graedon at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Robert, 
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> That is an interesting idea. How would it work?
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> I suspect that HCPs are simply more likely to detect errors than less (health-care-) educated patients. I'd be interested in data, though, or a plan to gather the evidence.
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> Terry Graedon, PhD
> The People's Pharmacy
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> On Sep 26, 2014, at 10:46 PM, Robert Bell <rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET> wrote:
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>> I have the idea that HCPs, particularly physicians, are more like to be exposed to errors in medicine when they are patients.
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>> Is there any truth to this and, also are there other groups of patients that are more likely to be involved in errors when patients?
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