• Home
  • Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publsiher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 29 January 2016
  • ISBN : 0309377692
  • Pages : 472 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
GET THIS BOOKImproving Diagnosis in Health Care

Summary:
Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Diagnostic errors may cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying appropriate treatment, providing unnecessary or harmful treatment, or resulting in psychological or financial repercussions. The committee concluded that improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care a continuation of the landmark Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) finds that diagnosis-and, in particular, the occurrence of diagnostic errorsâ€"has been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Without a dedicated focus on improving diagnosis, diagnostic errors will likely worsen as the delivery of health care and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity. Just as the diagnostic process is a collaborative activity, improving diagnosis will require collaboration and a widespread commitment to change among health care professionals, health care organizations, patients and their families, researchers, and policy makers. The recommendations of Improving Diagnosis in Health Care contribute to the growing momentum for change in this crucial area of health care quality and safety.


Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 29 January 2016
GET THIS BOOKImproving Diagnosis in Health Care

Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people




Clinical Respiratory Medicine

Clinical Respiratory Medicine
  • Author : Richard K. Albert,Stephen G. Spiro,James R. Jett
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 16 April 2008
GET THIS BOOKClinical Respiratory Medicine

This comprehensive clinical textbook examines all aspects of respiratory medicine. The editors take a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with the full range of pulmonary disorders, making this your ideal source for reference in clinical practice. Fully revised, this essential volume includes new chapters on PET imaging, implications of genetic research, oxygen therapy, and rehabilitation. Now an Expert Consult title, it comes with access to the complete contents of the book online, including all of the




Patient Encounters

Patient Encounters
  • Author : Brian T. Garibaldi
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release : 01 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKPatient Encounters

Patient assessment and management made easier! Ease the transition from the basic sciences to clinical medicine with this practical how-to guide to patient management. This pocket-sized book provides third- and fourth-year students with a concise, organized review of the most important patient assessment and management in internal medicine. Each chapter begins with a patient encounter, followed by an overview, acute management and work-up, extended hospital management, disposition, and suggested readings Clinical pearls are interspersed throughout the text, emphasizing clinical tips,


The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty
  • Author : Brian Freeman
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release : 09 January 2004
GET THIS BOOKThe Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty

The first medical specialty selection guide written by residents for students! Provides an inside look at the issues surrounding medical specialty selection, blending first-hand knowledge with useful facts and statistics, such as salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Focuses on all the major specialties and features firsthand portrayals of each by current residents. Also includes a guide to personality characteristics that are predominate with practitioners of each specialty. “A terrific mixture of objective information as well as factual data




Clinical Skills for Pharmacists - E-Book

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists - E-Book
  • Author : Karen J. Tietze
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 09 May 2011
GET THIS BOOKClinical Skills for Pharmacists - E-Book

Covering the skills needed for pharmaceutical care in a patient-centered pharmacy setting, Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach, 3rd Edition describes fundamental skills such as communication, physical assessment, and laboratory and diagnostic information, as well as patient case presentation, therapeutic planning, and monitoring of drug intake. Numerous case examples show how skills are applied in clinical situations. Now in full color, this edition adds more illustrations and new coverage on taking a medication history, physical assessment, biomarkers, and drug



Clinical Veterinary Advisor - E-Book

Clinical Veterinary Advisor - E-Book
  • Author : Etienne Cote
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 17 December 2010
GET THIS BOOKClinical Veterinary Advisor - E-Book

No other quick reference comes close in covering the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of diseases in dogs and cats. Etienne Cote's Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition is like six books in one -- with concise topics within sections on diseases and disorders, procedures and techniques, differential diagnosis, laboratory tests, clinical algorithms, and a drug formulary. Revised from cover to cover, this edition includes dozens of new topics. It also includes free access to a fully searchable


The Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web

The Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web
  • Author : P. F. Anderson,Nancy J. Allee
  • Publisher : Neal Schuman Pub
  • Release : 01 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKThe Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web

Searching for health information may be the most important type of search a librarian performs in a day. Instead of starting a health care search with a blank computer screen or simply accessing ordinary information available most anywhere on the Web, you can begin with help from the prestigious Medical Library Association. Each entry will show you how an experienced health sciences librarian would approach the question. You can begin a truly valuable search knowing: Special searching issues What to


Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures
  • Author : Jane Vincent Corbett
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release : 01 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKLaboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

Written by a highly respected author in the lab and diagnostic test field, this reference explains in detail the clinical significance of tests and diagnostic procedures. Its comprehensive coverage is augmented by a strong emphasis on nursing care as applied to lab and diagnostic tests, and on the relationship between nursing diagnoses and nursing care. Both scholarly and practical, it is ideal for use in both classroom and clinical settings. Each chapter is organized as an independent study unit—complete