WebM&M Case Submission
Submit Your Case
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 a man in his 70s with a history of multiple myeloma and multiple healthcare encounters for diarrhea in the previous five years, which had always been attributed to viral or unknown causes, without any microbiologic or serologic... Read More
A 63-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital for anterior cervical discectomy (levels C4-C7) and plating for cervical spinal stenosis under general anesthesia. The operation was uneventful and intraoperative neuromonitoring was used to help prevent... Read More
A 62-year-old Spanish-speaking woman presented to the pre-anesthesia area for elective removal of a left thigh lipoma. Expecting a relatively simple outpatient operation, the anesthesiologist opted not to use a Spanish language translator and... Read More
A 65-year-old man with metastatic liver disease presented to the hospital with worsening abdominal pain after a partial hepatectomy and development of a large ventral hernia. Imaging studies revealed perforated diverticulitis. A goals-of-care... 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 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 editors 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.