This report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine highlights three key themes around the issue of diagnostic error:
- The importance of diagnostic error in patient safety and the need to give the subject more research attention
- The central role that patients play in helping to avoid diagnostic error.
- The idea that diagnosis is a collaborative effort involving intra- and interprofessional teamwork.
It also looks at several specific issues that must be addressed to reduce diagnostic errors.