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Failure to diagnose retinal detachments

ANNE M MENKE, RN, PhD, OMIC Patient Safety Manager In a recent study of OMIC diagnostic error (DE) claims, we learned that those involving a retinal condition were the most common, accounting for 38% of the claims closed between 2008 and 2014. By far, the most frequently missed diagnosis in our entire study was retinal detachment (RD). The RD claims represent 79% of the DE retina claims and 48% of the DE retina payments. Remarkably, while there were only six claims for failure to diagnose retinopathy of prematurity, those claims comprised 47% of the DE retina payments. This issue of the Digest will explore RD DE claims in more...
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all-day OMIC Symposium at the 36th annua... @ Vancouver Convention Centre at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
OMIC Symposium at the 36th annua... @ Vancouver Convention Centre at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
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OMIC Symposium at the 36th annual American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), July 20-25, 2018 @ Vancouver Convention Centre at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
OMIC will present a satellite symposium course at the 36th annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). This symposium is separate from and not affiliated with ASRS. Speakers: OMIC Committee Member, Pauline[...]
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all-day Southeast Eye Regional Meeting o... @ Grand Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort & Baytowne Conference Center
Southeast Eye Regional Meeting o... @ Grand Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort & Baytowne Conference Center
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Southeast Eye Regional Meeting on July 25-28, 2018 in Destin, Florida @ Grand Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort & Baytowne Conference Center | Destin | Florida | United States
Join OMIC for a physician-specific risk management course at the Southeast Eye Regional Meeting 2018 in Destin, Florida.   This popular annual gathering is organized by the ophthalmic societies in Alabama (ALAO), Louisiana (LAEPS), Mississippi (MAEPS),[...]
Jul
23
Mon
all-day OMIC Symposium at the 36th annua... @ Vancouver Convention Centre at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
OMIC Symposium at the 36th annua... @ Vancouver Convention Centre at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
Jul 23 all-day
OMIC Symposium at the 36th annual American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), July 20-25, 2018 @ Vancouver Convention Centre at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
OMIC will present a satellite symposium course at the 36th annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). This symposium is separate from and not affiliated with ASRS. Speakers: OMIC Committee Member, Pauline[...]
Jul
25
Wed
all-day Southeast Eye Regional Meeting o... @ Grand Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort & Baytowne Conference Center
Southeast Eye Regional Meeting o... @ Grand Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort & Baytowne Conference Center
Jul 25 – Jul 28 all-day
Southeast Eye Regional Meeting on July 25-28, 2018 in Destin, Florida @ Grand Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort & Baytowne Conference Center | Destin | Florida | United States
Join OMIC for a physician-specific risk management course at the Southeast Eye Regional Meeting 2018 in Destin, Florida.   This popular annual gathering is organized by the ophthalmic societies in Alabama (ALAO), Louisiana (LAEPS), Mississippi (MAEPS),[...]


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Failure to diagnose a RD by a comprehensive ophthalmologist

RYAN M BUCSI, OMIC Claims Manager A 57-year-old corrections officer presented to an OMIC insured comprehensive ophthalmologist on referral from the emergency department. The patient reported a fall at work where he struck the left side of his head, face, and hip. He explained that his vision became blurred after the fall. His...

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ANNE M MENKE, RN, PhD, OMIC Patient Safety Manager As reported in the lead article, our recent study of diagnostic error (DE) claims showed that the ophthalmologist’s care was the primary factor in the delayed diagnosis of retinal detachments (RDs). Experts evaluating such malpractice claims have the advantage of knowing the patient’s outcome and reviewing the records generated by all staff members and providers. They strive to understand the ophthalmologist’s decision-making process, and may support care they understand even if they would have handled the situation differently. They...





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