Patient Safety Network Issue Brief: Operational Measurement of Diagnostic Safety
Operational Measurement of Diagnostic Safety: State of the Science (PDF, 1.8 MB), a new issue brief from AHRQ’s Patient Safety Program, reports that although few healthcare organizations have implemented systematic measurement of diagnostic errors, nearly all can use existing resources to monitor diagnostic safety for learning and improvement. Diagnostic errors affect approximately 1 in 20 U.S. adults each year, and reducing their incidence is an AHRQ priority.
The issue brief includes a “call to action” for healthcare organizations to begin measurement efforts using data sources currently available to them to identify and learn from diagnostic errors.
Select to access the issue brief, Operational Measurement of Diagnostic Safety: State of the Science (PDF, 1.8 MB).