Journal Article
Study

Failure to notify reportable test results: significance in medical malpractice.

Gale BD; Bissett-Siegel DP; Davidson SJ; Juran DC.

This analysis of closed malpractice claims over an 18-year period identified more than 300 cases of malpractice attributable to failure to communicate test results in a timely fashion. The incidence of such errors appeared to increase over the time period studied.