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    Time-Out Procedure Fails

    The nurse practitioner (NP) saw the patient for her annual GYN examination. The patient had a five-year history of heavy menstrual...

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    Treatment Delayed Despite Multiple Visits

    A restaurant worker presented at an urgent care center with a deep hand laceration. He was triaged by a physician’s assistant (PA), sent...

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    Unusual Circumstances Stump

    A 53-year old male presented to a family medicine office with right arm pain. He was born with an atrophic left arm, and...read more.

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    Weak On-Call Handoff & Discharge Instructions

    A 46- year-old obese Caucasian female, underwent aortic heart valve surgery for aortic insufficiency with left sided ventricular... read more.

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    Abnormal X-Ray Results Never Reported

    This case stems from the decision to fax a copy of the radiology report indicating a potential lung mass, to the patient’s primary care...

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    Copy and Paste Documentation

    A middle aged man presented to his primary care physician’s (PCP) office with symptoms of panic attacks, intermittent chest and lower jaw pain.

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    Failure to Diagnose Acute Coronary Syndrome

    An Illinois lawsuit in which a patient died from cardiac arrest while seeking emergency care three hours after visiting his primary care

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