Teaching a Martian to Make a Sandwich

graber.mark at GMAIL.COM graber.mark at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 8 19:14:12 UTC 2016

Congratulations to Donna Woods and Northwestern on their Patient Safety Fellowship program.  We need more of these.

The article talks about Cynthia Barnard's project (the first graduate of the program) who compared what patients thought was important vs what the hospital was measuring:

"While hospitals keep track of readmission rates, what patients really care about is whether they are getting a correct diagnosis."

https://www.statnews.com/2016/11/07/phd-medical-errors-safety/ <https://www.statnews.com/2016/11/07/phd-medical-errors-safety/>

Mark L Graber MD
President, SIDM

Moderator: David Meyers, Board Member, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

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