The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2021

Continuing Education: Prevention of Diagnostic Error in Primary Care

Diagnostic error continues to be a top patient safety concern and a global burden that causes patient harm from misdiagnosis or delays in treatment and testing. Prevention of Diagnostic Error in Primary Care is a complimentary on-demand CME activity featuring patient safety expert Jeffrey Gold, MD, Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Quality and Safety in the Department of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. This program highlights major factors contributing to diagnostic error along the diagnostic process of care framework and focuses on strategies to mitigate risk of patient harm in the primary care setting.

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