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181015 - Avant webinar: Understanding diagnostic error with Mark Graber

  • : Online

The aim of this online interview is to provide practical tips to reduce diagnostic error and improve patient outcomes.

Relevance to General Practice

Diagnostic error is an important aspect to consider when making improvements to patient safety. Some would suggest that to date, diagnostic error has received relatively little attention despite the fact the incidence are relatively common. In most instances these events have minimal impact on the patient and their outcomes but in some situations the negative outcome for the patient can be significant. Practical tips to reduce error and improve patient outcomes has value to all GPs.

Learning outcomes
  • Explain effective techniques to reduce cognitive bias.
  • Identify ways team members can work together to improve patient safety and reduce diagnostic error.
  • Explain effective techniques when responding to diagnostic error.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication with family, carers and others involved in the care of the patient is appropriate and clear

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • The results of investigations are interpreted in the context of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Reflection and self-appraisal are undertaken regularly

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Quality and safety is enhanced through the effective use of information systems

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
    • Adult health
    Partnering organisations


    181015 - Avant webinar: Understanding diagnostic error with Mark Graber
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    1.5 hrs
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