BUILDING RELIABLE SYSTEMS TO REDUCE DELAYS IN DIAGNOSIS
Begins January 12, 2016
The challenges associated with delayed diagnosis continue to draw the attention of providers, researchers, and patient safety leaders all over the world. In primary care, the process for testing and communicating results is complex, often unreliable, and prone to human error. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, including Hardeep Singh, our lead faculty for this virtual program, estimate that 1 in 20 US adults suffer misdiagnosis each year in ambulatory settings, translating to almost 12 million adults per year. In addition, the study suggests that potentially half of misdiagnoses could be harmful to patients.
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