History, Exam & Workup Problems in Diagnosis Error Claims
The topic of this month's publication was chosen because of the prevalence of history, exam and workup problems as a contributing factor in NORCAL diagnostic error claims. This contributing factor prevalence is not unique to NORCAL policyholders. A recent study found that incomplete patient assessment was a contributing factor in half of the malpractice claims in its claims database.
CASE ONE Family Health History
CASE TWO History of Symptoms
SPECIAL FEATURE The Argument for Refreshing Physical Examination Skills
CASE THREE & FOUR Documentation of History, Exam and Workup