Legal Report: Follow Up Falls On MDs
Physician responsibility when patients don't keep appointments or test results don't come back.
Repeat ED Visits, Delayed Diagnosis, Lost Ovary
A case where a sign-out checklist or documentation of an order may have prevented the patient's poor outcome.
PCPs Miss Chances with MIs
Nearly a quarter of patients who present to emergency rooms with a heart attack had been seen with cardiac symptoms by their primary care physician previous 30 days. In almost half of those cases, the primary care physicians sent the patient home instead of to the hospital.
Legal Report: Patients Now Sue for "Loss of Chance"
Courts disagree on patients' ability to get money for losing less than a 50 percent chance of recovery due to delays in treatment or diagnosis.