Tools to Improve Diagnostic Safety
Improving Your Laboratory Testing Process A Step-by-Step Guide for Rapid-Cycle Patient Safety and Quality Improvement : The tools in this step-by-step guide can increase the reliability of the testing process in your office by helping you examine how tests are managed.
Resources to Facilitate Communication Between Patients and Clinicians: From the IOM report, “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care,” this toolkit includes a checklist and other resources to help patients understand what they can to do prevent diagnostic error.
Questions Are the Answer: Asking questions about a diagnosis or other aspects of care is a step that patients can take to make care safer. These AHRQ resources demonstrate how asking questions can improve care with tips on how to communicate with clinicians.
TeamSTEPPS®: This training curriculum helps clinical teams improve communication and coordination, making patient care safer.
Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: This guide encourages hospital patients and family members to be involved in their care.
Page originally created March 2016