TITLE

Does a Lawyer Claim You Failed to Order Diagnostic Tests?

PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
ED Legal Letter;Jun2010, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the legal issues about failure to order diagnostic tests. Dr. Matthew Rice of Northwest Emergency Physicians of TEAMHealth related that overutilization of such tests is for defensive medicine and one of the largest causes of action is failure to diagnose and a part of it is about whether a test is ordered and interpreted properly. Dr. Chris DeMeo stressed that the emergency department (ED) would unlikely be sued because the physician is the one responsible for ordering tests.
ACCESSION #
51622965

 

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