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Young Patient, Flawed Test, Fatal Delay in Colon CA Diagnosis
By Melissa DeMayo, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Despite multiple visits to her PCP with similar complaints over years, this young patient did not get a timely diagnosis of colon cancer and died. Dr. Carla Ford looks at the testing, communication among providers, and some diagnostic insights for the next patient.

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Is This Case Likely to Close with a Payment?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

New research shows a link between the presence of three common factors in malpractice cases and the likelihood they will end up in a payment to the plaintiff. Look out for documentation deficiencies, lack of a protocol or failure to follow one, and patient assessment issues.

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An Inadequate Patient Assessment Increases the Risk of a Malpractice Defendant Being Held Responsible
By Jock Hoffman, Jillian Skillings, CRICO

Presence of this factors increases likelihood of payment 85%

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Five Questions for Residency Leaders in the Time of COVID-19
By Shana Rakowsky, MD; Bess M. Flashner, MD; Jim Doolin, MD; Zachary Reese, MD; Jason Shpilsky, MD; Shu Yang, MD; C. Christopher Smith, MD; Kelly Graham, MD, MPH

Given the rapid shift in demands on physicians in the face of the pandemic, the responsibilities of the chief residents have also shifted to help prepare the residents to meet these demands as frontline providers.

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Policy/Protocol Missteps More Likely to Result in Paid Claims
By Jock Hoffman, Jillian Skillings, CRICO

Presence of this factors increases likelihood of payment 145%

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“What Else Might This Be?” Might Have Saved PE Patient
By Melissa DeMayo, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

A fatal PE misdiagnosis may have gone wrong from the very beginning. With analysis based on closed claims in the Harvard medical system, urgent care specialist Jonathan Einbinder explores ways an ordinary case with a tragic outcome might be prevented in the future.

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Predicting Malpractice Payments, Telemedicine Risks, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight July 2020: Predicting Malpractice Payments, Telemedicine Risks, and More

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Telemedicine in the COVID-19 Era
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Telehealth, or virtual health care is more popular than ever. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen to that. Two national telemedicine leaders share their expertise on the patient safety and risk management issues related to virtual visits, and how has the pandemic affected all of this.

 

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Reducing the Occurrence of Malpractice Cases Involving Insufficient Documentation
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

To prevent documentation related cases, consider chart audits along with education regarding what critical information is too often not captured within the patient’s record(s).

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Reducing the Occurrence of Malpractice Cases Involving Inadequate Patient Assessment
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

While standardization—even automation—may be attractive, interventions to reduce errors during these critical initial stages of diagnostic assessment need to support the heuristics and mental shortcuts clinicians rely on to be effective and efficient.

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