A list of 10 high-priority safety practices to help healthcare organizations address diagnostic errors was published in the November issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Researchers developed the list based on a comprehensive literature review and input from additional experts. The list items were prioritized by impact on patient safety and feasibility of practice implementation within a one- to three-year time frame.
To see the complete list, read table 3 of the article, “Developing the Safer Dx Checklist of Ten Safety Recommendations for Health Care Organizations to Address Diagnostic Errors.”
The researchers then developed “The Safer Dx Checklist: 10 High-Priority Practices for Diagnostic Excellence” for healthcare organizations to conduct a proactive risk assessment to address diagnostic error.