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    Perioperative Medication Errors

    Retrospective studies have established that medication errors do occur in the perioperative environment as much as in other areas of health care.

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    Pain Management with Opioids

    A 34-year-old male presented to a family medicine physician for chronic low back pain. The physician is comfortable... read more.

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    Closing the Loop, Communication and more

    In Mark Graber’s landmark 2005 study[i] titled “Diagnostic Error in Internal Medicine,” there was an examination of 100 cases... read more.

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    Delayed Diagnosis Cases

    Claims of delayed diagnosis are becoming more frequent. The following three cases represent examples of the claims we’ve encountered...

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    Case Study: Risk Issues in Infectious Disease

    A 13 year-old girl visited her primary care provider on Friday at 3:00 p.m. for a sore throat. She tested positive for influenza... read more.

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    Conflict in Physician-Patient Relationships

    Studies suggest that between 10-15 percent of patient visits are described by the physician as "difficult". Read more.

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    Lack of informed consent

    A 16 year old female underwent a surgical plantar wart removal from the side of her left heel in her podiatrist’s office. Read more.

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    Death from Fentanyl Toxicity

    This case involves a thirty-three year-old male, who sustained wounds to his right middle finger, requiring numerous hospitalizations and...

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