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The Role of Radiology in Diagnostic Error: A Medical Malpractice Claims Review

  • September 4, 2017

Study finds that interpretation errors and failures of provider communication are two of the largest areas of litigation involving radiologists.


This review of 1,325 coded medical malpractice claims—from the CRICO Strategies National Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS)—where Radiology was the primary service provider, offers a better understanding of the problems leading to patient harm, and the opportunities most likely to improve diagnostic care in the future.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Siegal D, Stratchko L, DeRoo C. The role of radiology in diagnostic error: a medical malpractice claims review. Diagnosis. September 2017; 4(3).