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Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical

http://www.nap.edu/read/21794/chapter/1

Claims that diagnostic errors persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients, sometimes with devastating consequences. Calls this an overlooked area in efforts to improve safety and quality of health care and includes recommendations for improvement. From the Institute of Medicine