Our Case Studies
CRICO's case studies educate you on what can go wrong in clinical settings and how you can prevent similar issues.
Lack of follow up for incidental finding results in poor outcome for patient
A 58-year-old patient who was not informed of an incidental finding on CT scan was later diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and renal cancer.
Policy Changed After L&D Medication Mix-up
A 30-year-old female underwent an emergency cesarean delivery after receiving incorrect medication during her labor.
Unacknowledged PSA Test Result Delays Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
This case begins with allegations that the PCP failed to review and respond to an abnormal test result, which led to a delay in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Misread and Missed Opportunities
A 55-year-old male with a significant pack/year history of smoking presented to primary care with complaints of an intractable, non-productive cough and wheezing for the prior six weeks. The PCP examined the patient, and a plan was made that included chest X-ray and smoking cessation. An X-ray was completed that day, and the radiology report stated,“lung fields clear, no acute pulmonary disease.”