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

Gale BD, Bissett-Siegel DP, Davidson SJ, et al. Failure to notify reportable test results: significance in medical malpractice. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR. 2011;8(11):776-9. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2011.06.023.

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December 21, 2011
Gale BD, Bissett-Siegel DP, Davidson SJ, et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR. 2011;8:776-9.

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.

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Gale BD, Bissett-Siegel DP, Davidson SJ, et al. Failure to notify reportable test results: significance in medical malpractice. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR. 2011;8(11):776-9. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2011.06.023.