Appendicitis diagnosis and treatment delay case: Judicial views on clinical note taking

Bill Madden blog, October 23, 2015
“Not yet available online, Westcott v Minister for Health [2015] WADC 122 outlines a claim alleging delayed diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis. The claimant succeeded and damages were assessed.  Of broader interest may be the court’s discussion of medical note-taking at [295] ff. Of one of the doctors it was said that he “virtually never makes notes” and that the notes of another were informed by the author’s perception of what is necessary to record or report.”
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