Material for the articles is obtained from disciplinary files of state medical boards or malpractice case files. Both are public access. Occasionally, personal experiences of physicians are included. Cases are discussed with the appropriate specialist, making every effort to “get it right.”
We try to stick to cases that have a “lesson to be learned.” Regular readers will see recurrent themes: overlooked lab or study results, communication errors, missed injuries in trauma patients, etc. Some of the errors reviewed are most unusual. There is the occasional “good save,” always fun to write about.
The material is endless.