Welcome to the January 2019 edition of the Future Leaders Communiqué. In this edition, we discuss the concept of ‘medical risk.’ An example of the many situations that arise in the healthcare system that create risk, and the challenges in managing that risk, is illustrated by the case summary presented here where a patient suffered an adverse reaction to intravenous contrast that sadly resulted in death.
Welcome to the October 2018 issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. In this issue, we will be exploring how difficulties in recognising and communicating abnormal results from laboratory and imaging investigations leads to significant patient harm.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to this issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. We will reflect on two cases where pressured discharge planning sadly preceded tragic outcomes.
Welcome to the April 2018 issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. In this issue, we will review the coronial inquest into the death of a woman shortly after her attendance at a small rural hospital. The doctor presiding over this patient’s care was a junior doctor who was operating in an under-resourced and under-supported environment. This is not an uncommon experience for junior doctors, so we have decided to explore this area further in this issue.