Death Certificates

Vic Nicholls nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 5 20:56:45 UTC 2016


Do you have proof of that? I have seen statements regarding caps only 
hurt patients, it actually made the environment easier to make mistakes 
because there were not really any consequences of doing so.


Vic


On 5/5/2016 9:12 AM, Leonard Berlin wrote:
> 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
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> 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
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On May 4, 2016, at 11:11 PM, robert bell 
> <0000000296e45ec4-dmarc-request at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG 
> <mailto: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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