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Executive Health Management

IOM Report: Teamwork Critical for Improved Diagnosis

2015 22 Sep

Data on diagnostic errors are sparse, few reliable measures exist and errors are often found in retrospect, an independent research committee has found with poor teamwork a chief cause.  “Diagnostic errors stem from collaboration and communication among clinicians, patients, and their families, a health care work system ill-designed to support the diagnostic... Read more

IT Management

IOM Report: IT Can Support Better Diagnosis

2015 22 Sep

  “A well-designed health IT system can facilitate timely access to information, communication among health care professionals, patients, and their families, clinical reasoning and decision making, and feedback and follow-up in the diagnostic process,” an independent research committee has said in its report released today. In its report Improving Diagnosis... Read more

Executive Health Management

High Rates Of Avoidable Hospitalisations In Poor Communities

2014 04 Aug

In New Jersey, USA, communities with low per capita income levels are found to have high rates of preventable hospital visits, according to a report released recently by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (CSHP). Rutgers researchers analysed hospital billing records and demographic data to determine rates of avoidable hospitalisations for all... Read more


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