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Neurology. 2005 Oct 25;65(8):1284-6.

Neurologic patient safety: an in-depth study of malpractice claims.

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  • 1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. thomas_glick@hms.harvard.edu

Abstract

This in-depth study of neurologic malpractice claims indicated authentic, preventable patient harm in 24 of 42 cases, enabling comparison with larger but administratively abstracted summary reports. Principal findings included the common occurrence of outpatient events, lapses in communication with patients and other providers, the need for follow-through by the consultant neurologist even when not primarily responsible, the frequency of diagnostic errors, and pitfalls associated with imaging.

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