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Getting the right diagnosis the first time is critical

According to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine, it is estimated that:

  • 5% of U.S. adults who seek outpatient care each year experience a diagnostic error
  • diagnostic errors contribute to approximately 10% of patient deaths
  • diagnostic errors account for 6 to 17% of adverse events in hospitals

Source: “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care,” Institute of Medicine/the National Academy of Sciences, Report in Brief, September 22, 2015, http://iom.nationalacademies.org/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2015/Improving-Diagnosis/DiagnosticError_ReportBrief.pdf

October 2, 2015 | Categories: healthcare,hospitals,quality | Tags: , , , | Comments (0)

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