Feedback, on the Learning Curve to Improved Diagnosis
By Susan Carr
At most organizations, feedback about diagnostic errors continues to be rare; it is hard to both give and receive. What the term “feedback” means and how best to use it for learning is increasingly the subject of discussion and research.
Disparities Workshop Connects Patient and Clinician Insights
With support from SIDM leaders in patient engagement, Dr. Kathryn McDonald, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, and patient safety champion Helen Haskell, hosted a Disparities Workshop at DEM2019. Highlights of workshop included an amalgam of patient stories crafted to capture the significance of the errors experienced and the importance of the patients’ visible age, gender, and racial factors.
From the Field: Taking Action to Close the Loop on Diagnostic Error - A Constellation and SIDM Collaborative
Constellation, a medical professional liability (MPL) insurance company, and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) have joined together to create a new Quality Improvement Collaborative focused on closing the loop on test results and follow-up care.
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