Right diagnosis, right treatment: SAFER PRACTICES

Silverston, Paul (2019) Right diagnosis, right treatment: SAFER PRACTICES. Journal of Prescribing Practice, 1 (7). pp. 356-360. ISSN 2631-8393

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Choosing the right treatment for the patient requires that the right diagnosis is made first. In primary and ambulatory care, however, diagnostic errors are both common and commonly preventable. The World Health Organization has recommended that all health professionals should receive formal training in the principles of diagnostic reasoning and the causes of diagnostic error, and that strategies and interventions to reduce the risk of diagnostic error should be used in clinical practice. This article describes a mnemonic checklist, SAFER PRACTICES, which can be used in an integrated approach to the prevention and detection of diagnostic errors that starts in the classroom and continues through to the consulting room.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diagnostic reasoning, diagnostic error, treatment error, patient safety, diagnostic checklist, SAFER PRACTICES
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 08:31
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 08:31
URI: https://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/975

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