CRICO Insights: May 2019

Do’s and Don’ts of Judging Past Care

Remarks or medical record entries critical of prior care are a frequent reason patients consider litigation. Before you cast blame, consider these suggestions:


accurately and objectively document the patient’s condition at the time you assume care

answer your patient’s questions without displaying judgment

“keep the record straight,” without pointing fingers or blaming others


make oral or written criticism of a patient’s previous care—you may not have all the facts

make casual, critical remarks—they may be taken more seriously than you intend

Read more…“What should be stated or written if the standard of previous care is questioned?


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