A study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine indicates a possible gap in primary care physician (PCP) understanding of “risk factors, diagnostic criteria and recommended management/prevention practices for prediabetes.”
Report: Three Major Disease Categories Account for Three-Fourths of All Serious Harms from Diagnostic Errors
Researchers say that over “100,000 Americans die or are permanently disabled each year due to medical diagnoses that initially miss conditions or are wrong or delayed” and that “three major disease categories account for nearly three-fourths of all serious harms from diagnostic errors.”
Diagnostic error, test follow-up, infection control and physician burnout top ECRI Institute’s 2019 list of “Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations.”
The ECRI Institute recently convened a working group to identify how technology can facilitate timely action regarding test results and prevent missed or delayed diagnoses.