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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Understanding and Reducing Diagnostic Error

  • Authors: Mark L. Graber MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 9/23/2019
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 9/23/2020
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, radiologists, nurses and all clinician interested in improving diagnostic accuracy.

The goal of this activity is to lessen diagnostic errors and close the gaps that contribute to errors.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Increased knowledge of the prevalence and harm of diagnostic errors
  • Have greater competence related to the
    • Common breakdowns in each of the pathways that contribute to diagnostic error


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Faculty

  • Mark L. Graber, MD

    Chief Medical Officer, Founder and President Emeritus
    Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM)
    Evanston, Illinois
    Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Mark L. Graber, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Editor

  • Joy P. Marko, MS, APN-C, CCMEP

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Joy P. Marko, MS, APN-C, CCMEP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer

  • Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

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    For Nurses

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This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Understanding and Reducing Diagnostic Error

Authors: Mark L. Graber MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 9/23/2019

Valid for credit through: 9/23/2020

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AHRQ = Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

BP = blood pressure

DEM = Diagnostic Error in Medicine

ER = emergency room

GI = gastrointestinal

HR = heart rate

HRET = Health Research & Educational Trust 

ICU = intensive care unit

NAM = National Academy of Medicine

PE = physical exam

RR = respiratory rate

SIDM = Society to Improve Diagnosis In Medicine

T = temperature

WBC = white blood cell

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