UMHS/Ann Arbor VA Resources
The University of Michigan Health System has been a national leader in patient safety for years. Below are some links to important patient safety resources from UMHS and the Ann Arbor VA Hospital.
Framework for Measuring Diagnostic Error
A new AHRQ-supported report published in BMJ Quality & Safety describes a conceptual model called the "Safer Dx Framework" that is designed to systematically measure & monitor diagnostic errors. It examines diagnostic safety from three perspectives: variables within the environment in which diagnoses take place (such as the internal physical/organizational medical setting), the process for making diagnoses (such as interpersonal aspects between clinician/patient), & patient outcomes (patient health status or behavior).