The Errors of Care Omission Survey may be effective at identifying critical omissions in the primary care setting, leading to increased prevention of patient harm, according to a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety.
“Most patient safety studies focus on errors of commissions. However, errors of omission occur more frequently yet they are not well-studied or understood,” Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, assistant professor at Columbia University School of Nursing, told Healio Primary Care Today. “We have developed a new tool to measure errors of omission.”

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