By Gopal Khanna MBA & Jeffrey Brady MD MPH – As we seek to develop a national healthcare system that delivers true 21st century care, we are confronted by a COVID-19 pandemic that has identified numerous challenges. Among the most important: the need to provide correct diagnoses.Read More
By Jeffrey Brady MD & Gopal Khanna MBA – Each year an estimated 1 in 20 U.S. adults experiences missed, delayed, or incorrect diagnoses. Of the estimated 12 million Americans impacted, 4 million are believed to suffer serious harm.
By Jeffrey Brady MD, MPH – It’s never easy hearing a story about unnecessary harm endured by a patient who received wrong or unnecessary treatment—or something worse—because of a misdiagnosis. But the stories told last September at AHRQ’s Research Summit on Diagnostic Safety were numerous, upsetting, and sometimes tragic.
By Andy Bindman MD – If you’re ill, you want—and need—an accurate diagnosis. It’s the first step for you and your doctor to chart a course toward healing. But what if the diagnosis is wrong?
By Andy Bindman MD – We’re kicking off the fall with the AHRQ Research Summit on Improving Diagnosis in Health Care on September 28.
By Richard Kronick PhD – A few weeks ago, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine or IOM) released a long-awaited report on a subject of great importance to the AHRQ—how all health care stakeholders can more quickly identify, resolve, and reduce the incidence of diagnostic errors and improve patient safety.
The Institute of Medicine has released a new report: Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. In the report, IOM found that diagnostic errors have been largely unappreciated, concluding that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime.