The March 2018 edition of MLMIC’s Case Review includes case studies highlighting the importance of veracity, communication and detailed medical histories.
Recent study shows an association between complete handover of anesthesia care of a patient from one anesthesiologist to another and adverse postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing major surgery.
During care transitions, it is essential to ensure that pertinent information is provided to the individual(s) assuming the care of the patient.
MLMIC’s most recent Case Review (Winter 2016) contains a perspective on a case with both a catastrophic outcome and serious legal and risk management deficits. The case study – involving paralysis from spinal surgery – highlights not only clear and continuous lack of communication between a variety of providers but also several failures of documentation.