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.

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