Activity Provided By
Medical Interactive Community
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.
Credits / Hours
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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
Nurse Practitioner , Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME