John R. Ball, MD, JD; Erin Balogh, MPH
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Acknowledgment: The authors thank the members of the Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care: John Ball (Chair), Elizabeth Belmont, Robert Berenson, Pascale Carayon, Christine Cassel, Carolyn Clancy, Michael Cohen, Patrick Croskerry, Thomas Gallagher, Christine Goeschel, Mark Graber, Hedvig Hricak, Anupam Jena, Ashish Jha, Michael Laposata, Kathryn McDonald, Elizabeth McGlynn, Michelle Rogers, Urmimala Sarkar, George Thibault, and John Wong, as well as members of the Academies staff, directed by Erin Balogh.
Financial Support: Dr. Ball received no funding for his participation in the study, which was funded by 10 sponsors (the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American College of Radiology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Cautious Patient Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, College of American Pathologists, The Doctors Company Foundation, Janet and Barry Lang, Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) or in the preparation of this manuscript. Ms. Balogh was supported by the Academies, through funding provided by the sponsors.
Disclosures: The authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-2256.
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Ms. Balogh: Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine, 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: J. Ball, E. Balogh.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: J. Ball, E. Balogh.
Drafting of the article: J. Ball, E. Balogh.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: J. Ball.
Final approval of the article: J. Ball, E. Balogh.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: J. Ball.
Collection and assembly of data: J. Ball, E. Balogh.
Ball JR, Balogh E. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care: Highlights of a Report From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2016;164:59–61. doi: 10.7326/M15-2256
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(1):59-61.
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