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What are the safety risks for patients undergoing treatment by multiple specialties: a retrospective patient record review study.

Baines RJ, de Bruijne MC, Langelaan M, et al. What are the safety risks for patients undergoing treatment by multiple specialties: a retrospective patient record review study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013;13:497. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-497.

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January 8, 2014
Baines RJ, de Bruijne MC, Langelaan M, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013;13:497.

Inadequate communication among multiple treating physicians may contribute to preventable adverse events. This study found that the risk of errors increases with the number of specialties treating a patient. A previous AHRQ WebM&M commentary described benefits and drawbacks associated with comanagement.

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Baines RJ, de Bruijne MC, Langelaan M, et al. What are the safety risks for patients undergoing treatment by multiple specialties: a retrospective patient record review study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013;13:497. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-497.

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