There are many similarities between primary diagnostic failures and failure to rescue (FTR) in post-surgical care—both resulting in significant clinical harm and medical professional liability (MPL) losses. Leveraging the growing research on diagnostic failures and exploring the unique interpersonal and organizational attributes of the “clinical futile cycle” in FTR scenarios can provide specific opportunities for diagnostic improvement in the post-surgical setting.
This presentation examines the challenges—and opportunities—surrounding Failure To Rescue in Postsurgical care. Looking at FTR through the lens of diagnostic error, panelists from the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine will examine clinical data and cultural insights on key drivers and key solutions to reduce this key perioperative risk.
Della Lin, MD, FASA, Anesthesiologist and board member of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, and Dana Siegal, RN, CPHRM, CPPS, Director of Patient Safety for Candello—both members of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, Practice Improvement Committee—explore the clinical and cultural elements driving this significant challenge, deriving insights and offering tangible solutions to all members of the care team.