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Pediatric radiology malpractice claims—characteristics and comparison to adult radiology claims.

Breen MA, Dwyer K, Yu-Moe W, et al. Pediatric radiology malpractice claims - characteristics and comparison to adult radiology claims. Pediatr Radiol. 2017;47(7):808-816. doi:10.1007/s00247-017-3873-2.

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July 12, 2017
Breen MA, Dwyer K, Yu-Moe W, et al. Pediatr Radiol. 2017;47(7):808-816.

This study used data from a large risk management database to characterize the frequency and type of malpractice claims against pediatric radiologists. Diagnostic error—particularly failure to diagnose congenital and developmental abnormalities—was the most common reason for a malpractice suit, with more than half of claims occurring in the outpatient setting.

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Breen MA, Dwyer K, Yu-Moe W, et al. Pediatric radiology malpractice claims - characteristics and comparison to adult radiology claims. Pediatr Radiol. 2017;47(7):808-816. doi:10.1007/s00247-017-3873-2.

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