Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, USA
Diagnostic errors frequently cause harm and are costly. Health care organizations need pragmatic guidance on where to focus efforts to improve diagnostic safety. The Safer Dx Checklist is an organizational self-assessment tool with 10 recommended practices to achieve diagnostic excellence. Developed using a rigorous multimethod approach, health care organizations can use the checklist to understand the current state of diagnostic practices, identify areas to improve, and track progress toward diagnostic excellence over time.