Improving Diagnosis in Health Care--The Next Imperative for Patient Safety.

@article{Singh2015ImprovingDI,
  title={Improving Diagnosis in Health Care--The Next Imperative for Patient Safety.},
  author={Hardeep Singh and Mark L. Graber},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={373 26},
  pages={2493-5}
}
getting its due. With its new report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, the IOM has acknowledged the need to address diagnostic error as a “moral, professional, and public health imperative.”1 The new report emphasizes that diagnostic errors may be one of the most common and harmful of patient-safety problems. Why has it taken so long for the patient-safety movement to recognize the importance of diagnostic errors? Perhaps early safety advocates focused on more glaring problems, such as… CONTINUE READING