Closing the Loop - IHI\NPSF White Paper

mgraber graber.mark at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 13 17:59:20 UTC 2017

Attached please find the recently-released report from the IHI-NPSF on “Closing the Loop” in consult referrals.  According to this CRICO-sponsored report, there are more than 100 million specialist referrals in the US annually, yet only half of these are completed.  These lapses can contribute to diagnostic error; in malpractice cases in the ambulatory setting, almost half involve failure to follow up, including many problems with specialist referrals.  The report provides many sensible suggestions on how to create a ‘closed loop’ referral process to address this problem.



Mark L Graber, MD FACP

President, SIDM

Senior Fellow, RTI International

Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, NY





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

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