Patient Safety: Get the Diagnosis Right
The fifth annual Lundberg Institute Lecture welcomes three panelists from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Modern medical science accepts the obvious fact that no one can know absolute medical truth. It is understood that diagnoses act as shortcuts intended to quickly convey a common understanding of what certain symptoms imply about a body’s state of health. But it is also clear that errors in diagnoses can be as lethal as therapeutic errors. Join the discussion with medical experts focusing on how to improve diagnostic clarity and effectiveness.
Elizabeth McGlynn, PhD, Director of Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research
Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine in Residence at UCSF
Kathryn McDonald, M.M., Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University
George Lundberg, MD, Professor, Pathology, Health Research Policy, Stanford University; Editor-at-Large, Medscape; Founder of The Lundberg Institute