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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.


Apr 07, 2014


Nurse Practitioner , Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME





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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