CRICO Insights: June 2019

Top 5 Patient Assessment Issues

38% of medmal cases involve a patient assessment issue. These are the most frequently identified.*


failure/delay in ordering diagnostic test


failure to appreciate and reconcile relevant signs and symptoms


failure to establish differential diagnosis


misinterpretation of diagnostic studies (X-rays, slides, films)


inadequate history and physical

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*Percent of cases involving patient assessment issues. Cases may have more than one issue.


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