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Freedom of information request details

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Service: Claims Management Specialty: Ophthalmology

The following information was requested:

Many thanks for your email [FOI_3794 response] and I am really grateful for your detailed feedback and suggestion.

I would be interested in claims found in the ‘Incident Description’ field pertaining to premature infant claims, ROP or retinopathy of prematurity. The other names listed (Terry syndrome, retrolental and fibroplaisa) are older and lesser used or known names. A similar study was conducted in the US and retinopathy of prematurity seems to be the primary phrase used to search so I’m hoping this will be sufficient?

  • [FOI_3794] Please provide data on all retinopathy of prematurity or cases involving ophthalmology and premature infant claims from 1987 onwards. I wish to conduct a study looking at medico-legal claims related to this area. Specific keywords may include ophthalmology, infants, prematurity, premature, retinopathy of prematurity, ROP, retrolental fibroplasia, Terry syndrome. I require information on the number of ongoing claims (open), completed claims (closed), and claims with payment of damages (paid) and as much clinical information as possible to understand the circumstances that lead to these claims.

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