Measurement Is Essential for Improving Diagnosis and Reducing Diagnostic Error: A Report From the Institute of Medicine.

@article{McGlynn2015MeasurementIE,
  title={Measurement Is Essential for Improving Diagnosis and Reducing Diagnostic Error: A Report From the Institute of Medicine.},
  author={Elizabeth A. McGlynn and Kathryn M. McDonald and Christine K. Cassel},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2015},
  volume={314 23},
  pages={2501-2}
}
Nearly all patients will experience a diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. That conclusion by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in a recently released report, “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care,” should mobilize collaboration among patients, health care professionals and organizations, government, and the private sector to improve the diagnostic process.1 Diagnostic errors have received less… CONTINUE READING