Tools to Improve Diagnostic Safety
Improving Your Office Testing Process: A Toolkit for Rapid-Cycle Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: Produced by an AHRQ-funded research team, this toolkit helps ensure that diagnostic lab tests are accurately managed and shared with patients and clinicians in a timely manner.
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