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RISK MANAGEMENT PUBLICATION

Breast Cancer - Reducing the Risk of Delayed Diagnosis

October 2018

In 2013, the PIAA issued a comprehensive study of breast cancer claims, which revealed errors in diagnosis as the most common chief medical factor. The study also indicated that most patients who developed breast cancer were over age 50, but the majority of lawsuits were filed by patients under age 50, because the disease tends to be more aggressive in younger patients.

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Screening for Breast Cancer

CASE ONE
BRCA Test Result Communication

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Genetic Testing for BRCA Mutation

CASE TWO
Failure to Review Pathology Report Thoroughly

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Examination and Work-Up

CASE THREE
Communication Problems between Healthcare Providers

 

Related Topics: Primary Care, OBGYN, Follow-up, Cancer

October 2018
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