Case Studies Show How Lack of Communication Can Impact Patient Care

The Summer 2018 edition of Case Review – a review of case studies for MLMIC-insured physicians and facilities – is now available for reading online. There are two case studies in this issue:

  • Case Study #1: “The Importance of Protocols for Dealing with Noncompliant Patients.” This case details what happens when an internist and a psychiatrist fail to communicate with each other to coordinate their patient’s care.
  • Case Study #2: “Lack of Communication Between Treating Physicians is a Serious Detriment to Patient Care.” In this case, failure to file a discrepancy report results in a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer.

Both case studies are followed by a legal and risk management perspective.

To access the Summer 2018 Case Review, please click here.

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