Practice of Medicine
The Devil is in the (Documentation) Details
By Georgette A. Samaritan, RN, BSN, BS Appl.Bio, CPHRM
December 12, 2013
This case involves a middle aged female who died from complications of anal cancer. She had been a patient of the family practice for seven years prior to her death. The plaintiff alleged her primary care physician (PCP) failed to provide yearly rectal exams, and that this failure resulted in a delayed diagnosis of anal cancer. Did the PCP prevail?
This patient celebrated her …
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