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MHQA Conference Speaker Calls for More Attention to Diagnostic Errors


Diagnostic errors have received little attention from health care providers and institutions because of the issue's complexity and because solutions involve egos, communication challenges and fears of malpractice lawsuits once the errors are disclosed, says Dr. Gordon Schiff, one of the keynote speakers at the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance’s first conference on patient safety in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation in Springfield.