*Indicates High Risk
Getting and keeping a complete and up-to-date medical history database can be difficult today. Yet family and medication history are recognized as places where errors that can lead to patient harm occur.
Easily navigate this web-based version of the OB guidelines 1–34 and the sample form appendices A–G. The OB Guidelines PDF is also available on this page if you want to read or print it in booklet form.
This case was complicated by the disconnect between what was documented and subsequent testimony by two physicians who recall different versions of a discussion.
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September 15, 2002
Current, complete records which assist diagnosis and treatment, and which communicate pertinent information to other caregivers also provide excellent records for risk management purposes. Missing, incomplete, or illegible documentation can seriously impede patient care and the defense of a malpractice claim, even when the care was appropriate.
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October 11, 2006
A 44-year-old Jehovah's Witness received blood transfusions during treatment for necrotizing pancreatitis.
January 1, 2008
As we transition from the traditional “paper chart” to a variety of electronic medical systems, many issues arise that have direct implications for the effective defense of malpractice cases. Here are three quick concerns.
June 16, 2016
These guidelines are based in part on opinions and advice of malpractice defense attorneys in Massachusetts. CRICO recognizes that institutions should continue to have the flexibility to respond to such recommendations in a manner that will least disrupt the orderly provision of health care at the facility.
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