The legal system. States should work with entities in medical care sector to ‘promote a legal environment that facilitates the timely identification, disclosure, and learning from diagnostic errors,’ the IOM said. Healthcare professionals. Doctors and additional staff may need training that targets ‘clinical reasoning, teamwork, conversation, and diagnostic examining,’ the panel said. All of this should be a coordinated, group effort involving patients, healthcare workers and organizations, Ball stressed. ‘To help make the changes necessary to reduce diagnostic errors in our health care system, we have to look even more broadly at increasing the complete process of what sort of diagnosis is manufactured,’ he said. An expert in patient security agreed.Researchers suspect some people have to wait much longer because their circumstances power them to employ a ‘safety net’ option for health care, such as emergency areas or low-cost community health centers, said research senior author Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, a co-employee professor of healthcare policy and medicine at Harvard Medical College in Boston. ‘They don’t have the same degree of staffing a private office will have, and they’ll be a less efficient because of that,’ Mehrotra said.