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Publication Type: Patient Safety Advisory
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM

This covering page from a special issue of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory provides articles which offer a glimpse into the depth, breadth, and complexity of the diagnostic process. From a discussion with subject matter experts about how to define the term diagnostic error to an analysis reflecting all potential failure points along the continuum of the diagnostic process, the content illustrates how some aspect of diagnosis is involved in nearly every healthcare encounter. The excerpt provides highlights of risk mitigating strategies to improve diagnosis.

Improving Diagnosis: Action and Insights