Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory
Diagnostic Error in Acute Care
Misdiagnosis-related harm is preventable. Healthcare facilities have many strategies at their disposal that can help reduce diagnostic error rates.
Quarterly Update on the Preventing Wrong-Site Surgery Project
Three years have passed since the first definitive article from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority on wrong-site surgery. After that initial focus on wrong-site surgery, the number of events has decreased each year. Facilities reported 14 events during the last quarter (April through June 2010).