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Tapping Patient Engagement to Reduce Diagnostic Errors

Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare
By Christopher Cheney
November 6, 2018

Drawing information from patients can help boost understanding of why diagnostic errors happen and reduce the risk of future errors, research published this week says.

Diagnostic errors are a serious patient safety problem, impacting about 12 million adult outpatients each year and causing as many as 17% of adverse events for hospitalized patients.