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What Radiologists can Learn from Reviewing Malpractice Claims Data

  • September 20, 2017

“Interpretation errors and communication failures are two of the largest issues that lead to malpractice claims in radiology, according to new research published in Diagnosis.”


Radiology Business shares a summary of a recent study published in Diagnosis in which authors reviewed data from more than 1,300 medical malpractice claims where radiology was the primary service provider, looking for information on what most often leads to patient harm. The data came from CRICO Strategies National Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS), a database of nearly 400,000 claims.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Walter M. What radiologists can learn from reviewing malpractice claims data. Radiology Business (online). September 20, 2017.

 

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