Rate of misdiagnosis getting worse!

peter.dayton at MARTINHEALTH.ORG peter.dayton at MARTINHEALTH.ORG
Mon Oct 2 14:43:50 UTC 2017


Phil, thank you for your scholarship. The try to find out what happened…” Say nothing” is our big issue. We are particularly paralyzed by the Amendment 7 ruling from the Florida Supreme Court. The Buster and Bowen decisions have had a chilling effect on our risk management department making meaningful analysis of  events virtually impossible. Our staff is frozen in the limbo of what can be subject to discovery and the ability of PSOs to protect that inquiry. As a patient safety and quality officer , I find it understandable from a legal standpoint but frustrating from a physician’s perspective trying to investigate and solve problems. 

 

 

Peter M. Dayton MD

Medical Director of Patient Safety and Quality

Martin Health Systems

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Stuart FL 34994

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From: Phillip Benton [mailto:0000000697ec7b18-dmarc-request at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG] 
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 2:57 PM
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I offer several points:
1.) Studies have shown why patients sue: 
       a. Try to find out what really happened - (Risk Mgmt policy usually is "say nothing")
       b.  Prevent that same injury to others.
       c.  To hold wrongdoer(s) accountable.
       d,,  Get compensation for preventable injury

2.) 'Sorry (and honesty)' does work - see Univ of Michigan Healthcare's "Early disclosure and offer" program.

  3.)  Only 6% of injured patients sue - due to high costs of litigation, lawyers whose fees are contingent only accept (potentially) big or 'sure thing' cases (see 'Justice in Crisis' by Joanna Sheperd at Emory Law School.)  Even then, plaintiffs prevail in only 20%.
Phil Benton, MD, JD
Ortho spinal surg., Adj. Prof., Emory Law Atlanta, GA



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On Saturday, September 30, 2017 Margaret Aranda <0000000e28766174-dmarc-request at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG <mailto:0000000e28766174-dmarc-request at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG> > wrote:

It would be good to hear what Sorry Works! has to say about this. Their methodology is systematic and we could see what effect it has on things like emotional well-being when the hospital/ doctor simply apologizes. Great work you did, thank you!


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On Friday, September 29, 2017, 10:00 AM, Peggy Zuckerman <peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM <mailto:peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM> > wrote:

Jason, I would say that most patients are either too busy trying to deal with the consequences of the medical errors, or think that these errors are atypical--that they had the single bad doctor or single poor hospital.

 

Furthermore, as they come to understand that they have been harmed, there is no clear way to correct those errors or even bring some attention to a problem.  Often, the only option seems to bring a legal suit, and few patients have the heart or financial resources to do that.

 

Peggy 




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On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 8:05 AM, Jason Maude <jason.maude at isabelhealthcare.com <mailto:jason.maude at isabelhealthcare.com> > wrote:

The NPSF has just published an updated survey (attached with my highlights) of Americans’ experiences of medical error with pretty shocking results.

 

As a survey, we may think less of it but it essentially repeats and expands on questions from the first one done in 1997 and also one which our founding charity commissioned in 2005. The results are very consistent across all them. They also all used sample sizes of well over 2,000.

 

The shocking take away for me is that effectively the number of Americans who say they have experienced a misdiagnosis personally or of someone close to them is 24%, up from 17.5% in 2005. This is almost 1 in 4 of the adult population!

 

Either the figures are rubbish or how is it there are not riots on the streets?!

 

Regards

Jason

 

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