Diagnostic Error: A Patient Safety Imperative
- Develop a working definition of the term “diagnostic error”
- Identify system and cognitive factors that contribute to risk for diagnostic error
- Describe areas of opportunity for improvement to reduce the risk of diagnostic error
- Identify the key objectives of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority’s Center of Excellence for Improving Diagnosis
Diagnostic errors are a complex and often overlooked problem in the field of patient safety. While various cognitive and system factors contribute to the problem, there are many opportunities for improvement.
This session explores how the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority’s newly formed Center of Excellence will work to improve diagnosis in Pennsylvania.
Recommended CitationJones, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHRM, CPPS, Rebecca and Mosher, MD, Timothy J., "Diagnostic Error: A Patient Safety Imperative" (2018). College of Population Health Forum. Presentation 125.