WebM&M Case Submission
What You Need to Know
Submitters of selected cases will receive a $300 honorarium paid anonymously through PayPal. If your case is selected, you will receive detailed instructions via email on how to collect payment.
To receive your honorarium, you will need a PayPal account. AHRQ WebM&M will pay any fees assessed for you to accept our payment, so the net payment to you will be $300.
The email address associated with your PayPal account must be the same email that you use to submit your case. If you have an existing PayPal account with a different email address, note that the message from PayPal contains a link that will allow you to add another email address. Click on that link, sign in to your account, and add the email address you used to submit the case to AHRQ WebM&M.
The editorial team review submitted cases regularly and judges cases using the following criteria:
Health care providers may anonymously submit cases that highlight medical errors or other patient safety/quality issues.
It is preferred for case submitters to be physicians or practitioners to ensure that there is a depth of knowledge about medicine when they describe the case and the patient safety issue involved in the case.
When submitting a case, the following information is required:
Browse WebM&M Case Examples
This case describes the failure to identify a brewing abdominal process, which over the span of hours led to fulminant sepsis with... Read More
This case highlights two “never events” involving the same patient. A first-year orthopedic surgery resident was consulted to aspirate fluid from... Read More
A 42-year-old man with a history of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol use disorder and anxiety disorder, was seen in the emergency... Read More
This case describes an older adult patient with generalized abdominal pain who was eventually diagnosed with inoperable bowel necrosis.... Read More
A 14-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital with a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus without ketoacidosis. Before... Read More
Submit your case to help the medical community and prevent similar errors in the future. Submitters of selected cases will receive a $300 honorarium.
How it works
1. Write your case
This form should only be used to submit de-identified, factual cases of medical errors or patient safety issues. Do not use this form to submit an article.
You case will be reviewed by the PSNet editorial team. You should expect an email reply regarding their submission (selected or not) within 10–12 weeks.
When a case is selected, the editors invite an expert author to write a commentary based on the case. Submitters of selected cases will receive a $300 honorarium.