Breast Cancer Claims – A Review in Gynecology
Breast cancer medical negligence claims are reviewed over a ten-year period to identify the major case types in which the gynecologist is the responsible party. The factors that contributed to those claims as identified by plaintiff and defense physician experts are discussed through case examples with learner questions. Risk mitigation strategies are identified to guide gynecologists in further providing the safest patient care and thereby improving their risk profile.
|Course ID #:||TDE 210858.0||Issue Date:||5/13/2021||Expiration Date:||5/13/2024|
After completing this activity, learners will be able to:
- Evaluate factors that may contribute to breakdowns in the diagnostic process of care in my practice.
- Utilize the closed claim examples and Dr. Susan Mann’s insights to educate your peers and team to improve potential failure points related to the diagnostic process of care.
- Educate my colleagues about key factors that contribute to breast cancer claims against gynecologists.
- Implement three risk mitigation strategies related to mismanaged breast care that will diminish the risk of breast cancer medical claims.
No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.
The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.
Lisa McCorkle, MSN, MBA, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, CPHRM, LNCC, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Susan Mann, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Diplomat American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Johanna Lackner, MPH, MSW, Senior Director, Continuing Professional Development, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Continuing Education Credit
The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.
The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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