Definition of Diagnosis Error

HM Epstein hmepstein at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 19 17:18:34 UTC 2017


I think of overdiagnosis and under diagnosis as macro stats. We identify them when we study larger populations, like the overdiagnosis of asthma or ADHD. But on an individual patient and doctor level they are both just wrong diagnoses. 
Helene

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On Jan 18, 2017, at 8:54 AM, Bob Latino <blatino at RELIABILITY.COM> wrote:

Is over-diagnosis considered a diagnostic error?
 
Robert J. Latino, CEO
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From: Bob Latino [mailto:blatino at RELIABILITY.COM] 
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Is this IOM Definition of Diagnosis Error an accepted definition by SIDM?
 
What is Diagnostic Error?
The Institute of Medicine recently defined diagnostic error as the failure to (a) establish an accurate and timely explanation of the patient’s health problem(s) or (b) communicate that explanation to the patient. Simply put, these are diagnoses that are missed altogether, wrong, or should have been made much earlier.

These categories overlap, but examples help illustrate some differences:

A missed diagnosis refers to a patient whose medical complaints are never explained. Many patients with chronic fatigue, or chronic pain fall into this category, as well as patients with more specific complaints that are never accurately diagnosed.

A wrong diagnosis occurs, for example, if a patient truly having a heart attack is told their pain is from acid indigestion. The original diagnosis is found to be incorrect because the true cause is discovered later.

A delayed diagnosis refers to a case where the diagnosis should have been made earlier. Delayed diagnosis of cancer is by far the leading entity in this category. A major problem in this regard is that there are very few good guidelines on making a timely diagnosis, and many illnesses aren’t suspected until symptoms persist, or worsen.

 
 
Robert J. Latino, CEO
Reliability Center, Inc.
1.800.457.0645
blatino at reliability.com
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