Quiz - Near misses: When are you liable?
A man consults you with atypical epigastric pain. He has a history of gastro-oesphageal reflux disorder. He has recently taken a course of NSAIDs.
You provide him with samples of a PPI and recommend review the next day.
During the night his condition deteriorates and he ends up in the ED.
What are the medicolegal consequences of a missed diagnosis?
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Dr Craig Lilienthal is a GP and medicolegal adviser in Sydney, NSW.