The role of radiology in diagnostic error: A medical malpractice claims review

Dana Siegal, Lindsay M. Stratchko, Courtney DeRoo

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Abstract

Just as radiologic studies allow us to see past the surface to the vulnerable and broken parts of the human body, medical malpractice claims help us see past the surface of medical errors to the deeper vulnerabilities and potentially broken aspects of our healthcare delivery system. And just as the insights we gain through radiologic studies provide focus for a treatment plan for healing, so too can the analysis of malpractice claims provide insights to improve the delivery of safe patient care. We review 1325 coded claims where Radiology was the primary service provider to better understand the problems leading to patient harm, and the opportunities most likely to improve diagnostic care in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-131
Number of pages7
JournalDiagnosis
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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