Issue Brief Number 3
Rationale for Use
Content-Specific Versus Process-Focused Checklists
Factors That Influence Effectiveness of Checklists
Why Checklists for Diagnosis Are Not Performing as Expected
Conclusions and Next Steps
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number HHSP233201500022I/75P00119F37006
Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam,
Laura Zwaan, Ph.D.
Justine Staal, M.Sc.
This project was funded under contract HHSP233201500022I/75P00119F37006 to MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Safety (MIQS) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The authors are consultants to MIQS and are solely responsible for this document’s contents, findings, and conclusions, which do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. Readers should not interpret any statement in this product as an official position of AHRQ or of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. None of the authors has any affiliation or financial involvement that conflicts with the material presented in this product.
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Suggested citation: Zwaan L, Staal J. Evidence on Use of Clinical Reasoning Checklists for Diagnostic Error Reduction. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2020. AHRQ Publication No. 20-0040-3-EF.