Archive: Failure to Communicate Test Results

radiology errors

Radiology is the use of imaging technology to take pictures of the inside of the body for the purpose of identifying disease. The diagnostic radiologist uses their training to interpret the images they take to diagnose illness and disease. It…

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Diagnostic Test Results

Communicating diagnostic test results to patients is an important responsibility for health practitioners. Patients are entitled to receive their test results in a timely manner to ensure they are aware of any health diagnoses. The consequences of failure to communicate…

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Communicate Test results

Yes, patients are entitled to know the results of any medical exams performed on them. The standard of care to which health care providers are held includes an obligation to communicate test results. In addition, medical professionals must also communicate…

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failure to communicate test results

“Failure to communicate test results” occurs when a medical professional fails to follow up with the patient to discuss the results of a diagnostic test. “Failure to communicate” malpractice cases are one of the top causes of medical misdiagnosis claims….

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Failure to order tests

It is a physician’s duty to inform a patient of their test results as part of the high standard of medical care to which they are held. A patient is also entitled to know the purpose of the exam along…

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