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What the Hospitals Might Not Be Telling You

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The British Medical Journal has an interesting article of a study comparing actual medical records with what hospitals were reporting to regulators about adverse incidents.

To test the performance of seflf reporting systems, researchers compared data from the routine reporting system with a review of case notes for the same patients in a large NHS hospital in England.

Heres what they found:

The routine reporting system in this large hospital missed most patient safety incidents that were identified by case note review and detected only 5% of those incidents that resulted in patient harm, say the authors. This suggests that the routine reporting systems considerably under-reports the scale and severity of patient safety incidents.

This is consistent with our firm’s experience handling medical malpractice claims here in Virginia.

Want to find out more? Read “Why Most Malpractice Victims Never Recover a Dime.”