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Errors in Radiology

Editors: Romano, Luigia, Pinto, Antonio (Eds.)

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  • The main reason for studying medical errors is to try to prevent them
  • A radiology safety culture will only exist when the radiologist who made the error views such feedback positively as a learning experience
  • Identification and reduction of diagnostic error provides a measure of the efficacy of the healthcare system, as it reduces mortality, morbidity and additional healthcare costs
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Diagnostic errors are important in all branches of medicine because they are an indication of poor patient care. As the number of malpractice cases continues to grow, radiologists will become increasingly involved in litigation. The aetiology of radiological error is multi-factorial. This book focuses on (1) some medico-legal aspects inherent to radiology (radiation exposure related to imaging procedures and malpractice issues related to contrast media administration are discussed in detail) and on (2) the spectrum of diagnostic errors in radiology. Communication issues between the radiologists and physicians and between the radiologists and patients are also presented. Every radiologist should understand the sources of error in diagnostic radiology as well as the elements of negligence that form the basis of malpractice litigation.

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“The authors describe in detail many of the types of errors in radiology that can occur in various clinical studies. … It is written for practicing radiologists, but it also will be of benefit to residents and fellows in radiology. … This is an important topic, and this book provides an excellent discussion of the various types of errors and presents useful information for error reduction. It should be a valuable reference in the library of every radiology department.” (Bennett S. Greenspan, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2013)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Errors in Radiology
Editors
  • Luigia Romano
  • Antonio Pinto
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2339-0
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2339-0
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-2338-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 312
Number of Illustrations
60 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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