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Diagnostic Error & Claims: Reducing the Risk

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Overview / Abstract:

Diagnostic Error has been described as the New Frontier in Patient Safety. Claims data supports this contention. A large study by the Rand Corporation has demonstrated that patient adverse events and medical malpractice claims go hand in hand … and that reducing one can be expected to reduce the other. This is important information for stakeholders wishing to reduce adverse events and improve patient safety. It provides a basis for building bridges between stakeholders. This interactive mixed-media Internet activity will define diagnostic error and its relation to claims; explain the two main types of diagnostic error and how they interact; and how diagnostic error is manifested in different specialties and disease states. Systems-based issues are found to be the key multiplier factor for risk. Specific risk management recommendations to reduce preventable diagnostic error will be presented.

Expiration

Apr 07, 2014

Discipline(s)

Nurse Practitioner , Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME

Format

Online

Cost

20.00

Credits / Hours

CME Credit: 1

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Katy Caraway, JD & Ruth Ryan, RN, BSN, MSW, CPHRM

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

The Joint Commission, Regulatory / Compliance / Risk Mgt, Internal Medicine, Hospital-Acquired Infections, Errors (Medical), Diagnosis / Assessment / Patient History, Acute Care

Keywords / Search Terms

Medical Interactive Community Diagnostic Error & Claims: Reducing the Risk, medical error, causes of claims, adverse events, systems errors, cognitive errors, errors, reducing risks

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