Tag Archives: diagnostic error

Patients as Partners

Patients are Central to the Diagnostic Team

Editor’s note: This post brings patients into the diagnostic process as informed, engaged partners by explaining that diagnosis is a complex process, not a simple answer. Written by an experienced patient advocate, this column originally appeared in the “Dx IQ” series on the website of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. SIDM works in […]


Helene M. Epstein writes about patient safety and family health. Her goal is to help readers apply important new information to their own lives. Subscribe to her website at www.hmepstein.com and follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

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Patient Stories

Narratives Describe Missed Opportunities to Avoid Diagnostic Error

Recent efforts to understand and mitigate diagnostic error fully acknowledge the importance of patients and families as sources of information and feedback. While recognition is progress, patients and families are still not routinely consulted in diagnostic error research or in practice for the information that they alone can offer. A study published in Health Affairs represents […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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