Summary Writer: Linda Wu
Editor: Bruce Way
Interviewee: Amanda Walker
Dr Bruce Way, Emergency Physician and Director of Prevocational Education and Training at Prince of Wales Hospital talks to Dr Amanda Walker about the serious yet common, costly and potentially lethal problem of diagnostic errors.
Associate Professor Amanda Walker is a Specialist in Palliative Medicine, working as a Clinical Director at the Clinical Excellence Commission. Amanda leads a project analysing and addressing diagnostic error in NSW Health facilities, as well as the End of Life Program and Organisational Development and Human Factors. She came to the Clinical Excellence Commission having worked as a clinician, educator and administrator in South Western Sydney.
With Associate Professor Amanda Walker, Palliative Care Physician, Clinical Director of Clinical Excellence Commission and Dr Bruce Way, Emergency Physician and Director of Prevocational Education and Training at Prince of Wales Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Diagnostic errors are common, costly and potentially lethal. There are many factors that can increase the risk of diagnostic error, including several that as doctors we can consciously monitor and adjust.
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