This article belongs to the Coverys Red Signal Report SM series.
Claims alleging errors in radiology practices are common in medical professional liability claims. Such errors can have a profound effect on the patients impacted from the delay or incorrect management of a clinical diagnosis, with potentially life-threatening or life-altering consequences.
This report reviews five years of Coverys’ closed claims to help identify major risk factors, illuminate the warning signals and safety vulnerabilities within radiology practices, and provide evidence-based recommendations. This will help radiologists get ahead of the risks, allowing them to take proactive steps to avoid harm from actually reaching the patient.
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