DescriptionThe National Academy of Medicine’s Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care (IOM, 2015) provided the following patient-centered definition of diagnostic error: the failure to (a) establish an accurate and timely explanation of the patient’s health problem(s) or (b) communicate that explanation to the patient. The committee’s definition reflects the six aims of high-quality care: it specifically refers to effectiveness and efficiency (i.e., accuracy), timeliness, and patient-centeredness as important aspects of diagnosis, while assuming safety and equity throughout the diagnostic process, and that a patient’s care team is ultimately responsible for facilitating the diagnostic process and the communication of a diagnosis. We used this definition as our departure point to explore the emerging construct of diagnostic excellence put forth by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (the Foundation) and the Center for Diagnostic Excellence at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
|Event title||Patient reported measures (PRMs) for Diagnostic Excellence (Center for Diagnostic Excellence, Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality)|
|Location||United States, Maryland|
|Degree of Recognition||International|