Patient Safety Alert: Delayed Diagnosis

Patient Safety Alert: Delayed Diagnosis

Author: Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization (AMC PSO)

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The AMCPSO members performed an in-depth analysis of patient safety issues identified in the Emergency Department setting.

These root cause analyses highlighted distinct areas in the patient care delivery process where errors were most likely to occur leading to missed and delayed diagnosis:

  • During patient hand-offs
  • Inter-departmental consultation
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