Le denunce per la diagnostica dell'apparato muscoloscheletrico

frequenza e sedi anatomiche coinvolte

Translated title of the contribution: Malpractice claims related to musculoskeletal imaging. Incidence and anatomical location of lesions

Adriano Fileni, Gaia Fileni, Paoletta Mirk, Giulia Magnavita, Marzia Nicoli, Nicola Magnavita

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Purpose. Failure to detect lesions of the musculoskeletal system is a frequent cause of malpractice claims against radiologists. Materials and methods. We examined all the malpractice claims related to alleged errors in musculoskeletal imaging filed against Italian radiologists over a period of 14 years (1993-2006). Results. During the period considered, a total of 416 claims for alleged diagnostic errors relating to the musculoskeletal system were filed against radiologists; of these, 389 (93.5%) concerned failure to report fractures, and 15 (3.6%) failure to diagnose a tumour. Conclusions. Incorrect interpretation of bone pathology is among the most common causes of litigation against radiologists; alone, it accounts for 36.4% of all malpractice claims filed during the observation period. Awareness of this risk should encourage extreme caution and diligence.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1388-1396
Number of pages9
JournalRadiologia Medica
Volume118
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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Malpractice
Musculoskeletal System
Incidence
Jurisprudence
Diagnostic Errors
Observation
Pathology
Bone and Bones
Radiologists
Neoplasms

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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Fileni, A., Fileni, G., Mirk, P., Magnavita, G., Nicoli, M., & Magnavita, N. (2013). Le denunce per la diagnostica dell'apparato muscoloscheletrico: frequenza e sedi anatomiche coinvolte. Radiologia Medica, 118(8), 1388-1396. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11547-013-0953-8

Le denunce per la diagnostica dell'apparato muscoloscheletrico : frequenza e sedi anatomiche coinvolte. / Fileni, Adriano; Fileni, Gaia; Mirk, Paoletta; Magnavita, Giulia; Nicoli, Marzia; Magnavita, Nicola.

In: Radiologia Medica, Vol. 118, No. 8, 12.2013, p. 1388-1396.

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Fileni, A, Fileni, G, Mirk, P, Magnavita, G, Nicoli, M & Magnavita, N 2013, 'Le denunce per la diagnostica dell'apparato muscoloscheletrico: frequenza e sedi anatomiche coinvolte', Radiologia Medica, vol. 118, no. 8, pp. 1388-1396. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11547-013-0953-8
Fileni, Adriano ; Fileni, Gaia ; Mirk, Paoletta ; Magnavita, Giulia ; Nicoli, Marzia ; Magnavita, Nicola. / Le denunce per la diagnostica dell'apparato muscoloscheletrico : frequenza e sedi anatomiche coinvolte. In: Radiologia Medica. 2013 ; Vol. 118, No. 8. pp. 1388-1396.
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