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A New And Quite Perverse Hospital Ploy to Defend Medical Malpractice - Blame the Dead Patient? Two ExamplesInformaticsMD discussed two examples, one from the media, one personal, of a hospital blaming a patient and/or relatives for a bad outcome for apparently failing to correct what amounted to bad clinical data within the hospitals' medical records. In one case, a physician allegedly did not access data that was contained in an EHR, and the hospital asserted it was the patient's obligation to remind the physician of that data. This seems to be the latest example of a blame the victim tactic used by lawyers defending big organizations against claims of injury. It appears to show the ruthlessness of the often very well paid leadership of such organizations when defending their positions. True health care reform requires leadership that would put patients' and the public's health ahead of their own pocketbooks.