Recognizing Excellence in Diagnosis: Recommended Practices for Hospitals

Recognizing Excellence in Diagnosis: Recommended Practices for Hospitals is a landmark report is the result of an intensive year-long effort bringing together the nation’s leading experts on diagnostic excellence, including physicians, nurses, patients, health plans, and employers. Together, the multi-stakeholder group reviewed the evidence and identified 29 evidence-based actions hospitals can implement now to protect patients from harm or death due to diagnostic errors. 

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.  

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