The chair of the American College of Radiology’s Commission on Leadership and Practice Development, recently asked radiologists what they should do in case of an error.
After a mistake, calling the referring physician to ensure the patient is taken care of is top priority, in addition to documenting discussions, according to Jennifer C. Broder, MD, vice-chair of radiology quality and safety at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Massachusetts.
The next move depends on the type of error. Disclosing the mistake to patients is a must, and rads should consider seeking guidance from experts, including risk managers, to discuss the problem and next steps.
Read other solutions that radiologists gave to this question: https://www.healthimaging.com/topics/practice-management/radiologist-committed-error