Any Discrepancy in ED Chart Hurts All Med/Mal Defendants

Feb 28, 2020 | In The Media

With multiple providers documenting in the ED medical record, there are bound to be some discrepancies from time to time. Not everyone is going to agree on how the patient looked, what the family stated, or on overall clinical impressions. “However, the chart must reflect that discrepancies were recognized and considered by the ED provider,” says Amy Evans, JD, executive vice president of business development and liability claims division at Intercare Insurance Services in Bellevue, WA. When confronted with a discrepancy at deposition, most ED providers testify that they did see the entry, Evans says. Often, the conflict is between something the EP charted and something an ED nurse charted…READ MORE