Practice of Medicine
Multiple Providers Named in Failure to Diagnose Case
November 26, 2013
A 61 year old female with a long history of smoking, hypertension and significant osteoporosis suffered a hip fracture. In addition to other studies, the emergency physician ordered a chest x-ray and admitted her to see an orthopedic surgeon. The patient did well with her ORIF and was discharged.
Neither the emergency room physician or the orthopedist reviewed the chest x-ray and …
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