Following DEER: our proposal to analyze clinical cases


The Diagnostic Error Evaluation and Research (DEER) project was leading by Gordon Schiff, one of the founders and “alma mater” of the Diagnostic Error movement Improvement. He and others developed the framework to collect and analyze diagnostic error in practice and the problems associated to a sample of 583 physician reported cases of Diagnostic Error.

We exposed our elaboration from the original work of Gordon Schiff, showing a “checklist” for the analysis of clinical cases. This list is simple and we have tested it in clinical  practice before, but this format still needs to be validated. Cognitive aspects, problems with diagnostic test and system factors are summarized. This is the “checklist” that from now we are going to use in the Diagnostic Improvement Morbidity and Mortality sessions.

You can access the checklist here:  ChecklistDIM&M