Recognizing Excellence in Diagnosis: National Pilot Survey Report

Recognizing Excellence in Diagnosis: Leapfrog’s National Pilot Survey Report analyzes responses from 95 hospitals on their implementation of recommended practices around diagnosis that were described in an earlier Leapfrog report, Recognizing Excellence in Diagnosis: Recommended Practices for Hospitals, to address diagnostic errors, defined as delayed, wrong or missed diagnoses or diagnoses not effectively communicated to the patient or family. The report summarizes findings from a diverse cohort of top-performing hospitals that volunteered for the pilot survey. The findings offer important insights on the progress among hospitals most interested in improving diagnosis and most successful at achieving excellence in other aspects of quality and safety.

Key partners on the report include The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, a patient safety researcher at Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (IQuESt) based at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Mark L. Graber, MD, FACP, SIDM Founder and President Emeritus; and Matt Austin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine; Gerard Castro, PHD, MPH, PMP, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine; and Suz Schrandt, JD.


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