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Patient Safety Awareness Week - Focus on Diagnostic Error

  • 1.  Patient Safety Awareness Week - Focus on Diagnostic Error

    Posted 03-14-2022 14:11

    This is it !  Patient Safety Awareness Week, 2022.  I hope everyone is doing SOMETHING to recognize and promote patient safety this week, and that each of your organizations has activities planned to highlight the programs locally.



    There's a lot to highlight in regard to diagnostic error:


    Start off with the 2 minute video on PSAW from AHRQ's Dr Jeffrey Brady – emphasizing diagnostic error as a leading patient safety concern:    https://youtu.be/d-V3QD1x4J0     Dr Brady is the Director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and he co-chairs the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, which released a National Action Plan in 2020, which also emphasized diagnostic safety and quality.


    Also just out:


    ECRI's "Top 10" list of patient safety concerns, again listing diagnostic error (for the 4th time !)

    The SaferDx Checklist – The "Top 10" recommendations to improve diagnostic safety and quality, from Dr Hardeep Singh and colleagues


    And don't miss the AHRQ Twitter Chat on Diagnostic Safety- coming up on March 17th at #AHRQchat



    Mark L Graber MD FACP

    Founder and President Emeritus, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

    Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, NY

    Cell:  919 667-8585


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