Listed below is a selection of the articles and stories relating to diagnostic quality and safety this past month.
With COVID-19 infection dominating the news, we will be including diagnosis-related articles of interest with this and subsequent editions of this posting. I've also attached one of these, an article from Trish Greenhalgh on remote diagnosis of COVID-19, and a helpful graphic on the various infection scenarios. Please feel free to send me articles that you believe should be included on future lists.
Thanks to Ilse Garcia Romero for her help identifying these resources. As reminders, you can find a list of Foundational Readings about diagnosis on the SIDM website, and joining SIDM provides you full access to all articles published in our journal, DIAGNOSIS, just by logging in to your SIDM account.
Best wishes to all our members, friends and colleagues in these trying times
Mark L Graber MD FACP
Chief Medical Officer; Founder and President Emeritus, SIDM
Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, NY
COVID-19 News of Interest
SITES WITH AGGREGATED INFORMATION
Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Resource Center
Oxford – Center for Evidence-Based Medicine Covid-19 site
UCSF site – Broad range of Covid-19 topics
COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS-RELATED NEWS AND VIEWS
Delayed test results reduce treatment options for potential COVID-19 patients
People are turning to Reddit to try to get coronavirus diagnoses amid test shortages
Lost month: How a failure to test blinded the US to COVID-19
Covid-19 - A remote assessment in primary care (Attached)
Peer review publications of interest
A think‑aloud study to inform the design of radiograph interpretation practice
Development of the Uncertainty Communication Checklist: A Patient-Centered Approach to Patient Discharge From the Emergency Department
Factors Associated With Potentially Missed Diagnosis of Appendicitis in the Emergency Department
Factors Associated With Diagnostic Error on Admission to a PICU
Editorials, blogs, and other news
ECRI: Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2020
The Salzburg Statement on Moving Measurement into Action: Global Principles for Measuring Patient Safety
How Common Mental Shortcuts Can Cause Major Physician Errors (The Left-Digit Bias)
Piled Bodies, Overflowing Morgues: Inside America's Autopsy Crisis
Managing clinical uncertainty; a teachable moment
Athletes With This Breathing Condition Are Often Misdiagnosed-Here's What You Need to Know
Her Incredible Sense Of Smell Is Helping Scientists Find New Ways To Diagnose Disease (Parkinson's)
Why is Appendicitis Not Always Diagnosed in the Emergency Department?
New breast cancer screening could revolutionise diagnosis
Amitha Kalaichandran: Can we crowdsource a diagnosis?