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Failure to Notify Reportable Test Results

  • November 1, 2011

CRICO data was used to identify the magnitude of costs in medical malpractice claims involving communication and to see if those costs have increased significantly.


Authored in part by CRICO's Dana Siegel, RN, CPHRM, and using data from CRICO's database of malpractice claims,this study examined the proportion of costs of all malpractice claims to determine the proportion of which were related to a communications failure. The study examined malpractice claims data from 1991-2008, and found that the costs of claims which featured a communications failure increased during that time frame. This indicates that communications failures may be an increasing risk among malpractice claims. 

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Gale BD, Bissett-Siegel DP, Davidson SJ, Juran DC. Failure to notify reportable test results: Significance in medical malpractice. November 2011; 8(11): 776-779. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2011.06.023