*Indicates High Risk
QUICK VIEW Podcast
May 7, 2015
After a referral visit to a pulmonologist to follow up on a worrisome CT, none of the three parties—the PCP, the patient, and the pulmonologist—ever addressed the issue of the lung nodule again. The patient saw her primary care doctor several times for check-ups and minor issues over the next several years. The patient never returned to see the pulmonologist, and was not explicitly told by either doctor that she might have cancer. Four years after her visit with the pulmonologist, the patient became symptomatic from lung disease and was found to have inoperable cancer, metastatic to cervical spine. She died within months of her diagnosis.
To support researchers, authors, and patient safety leaders, CRICO makes available (below) a set of data profiles related to some of the highest risk areas for medical malpractice vulnerability.
These data profiles are a product of CRICO’s Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS), which contains more than 300,000 medical malpractice cases. These cases originate from captive and commercial insurers, and include a variety of academic medical centers and community hospitals.
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April 29, 2015
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