Missed diagnosis of Subarachnoid haemorrhage (FOI_6510)

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Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

Could you please let me have the following information:

Number of claims and amounts paid out by NHS Resolution for patients with a missed diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage for the past 5 years?

[additional request made on 22 April 2024]

The project relates to patients in England who come to harm as a result of a missed or delayed diagnosis of non-trauma related subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH).

SAH is a type of brain haemorrhage usually due to rupture of a brain aneurysm. The diagnosis is usually made in Secondary care (Emergency Departments) and a smaller number also by GP’s. After diagnosis patients are transferred to Neurosurgery.

I would like to know the annual cost to the NHSR of claims relating to this mishap for the past 4 years please?

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