Death Certificates

Leonard Berlin lberlin at LIVE.COM
Thu May 5 13:12:24 UTC 2016


Be careful for what you wish for.  The Trial Lawyers would love a law that requires "error in diagnosis" or "delay in diagnosis" to be written on a death certificate.  They would have a somewhat hard time pushing such a law through the Republican House, but would eventually succeed, and then it would quickly pass the Democratic Senate and be signed  by the Democratic President.  The number of medical malpractice lawsuits would immediately skyrocket.
 
Lenny 
 
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 08:35:36 -0400
From: jgraedon at GMAIL.COM
Subject: Re: [IMPROVEDX] Death Certificates
To: IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG

This is a very interesting concept. 
Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever asked the question or sought an answer to the question: 
How many times does "Error in Diagnosis" show up on death certificates? If I were a betting person I would guess rare to never. 

As to the second "Error in Medicine" I would guess never. 
To change that one would need to change the culture of medicine. 
Joe
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On May 4, 2016, at 11:11 PM, robert bell <0000000296e45ec4-dmarc-request at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG> wrote:

It is not common practice to put either Error in Diagnosis, or Error in Medicine on a death certificate. They seem to require some kind of diagnosis even if it may be incorrect.
Could this Society change that with action and recommendations or would you have to first change litigation law to achieve that?
Are there any other solutions that would be acceptable? 
This would seem to be part of that data lack that plagues the Error in Medicine discipline.  
Robert M. Bell, M.D., Ph.C.










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