The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals requires assurance of the quality of medical care. Accuracy is the prime 'quality' and desired product of diagnostic radiology. This report describes a process called error management which exploits the educational value of mistakes and is the foundation of a quality assurance program. The program's background and philosophy are discussed, along with the work involved, the rewards, and the risks. Finally, a plea is made for the use of this JCAH mandate to achieve a professional ideal: the feedback and analysis of perceived mistakes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging