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David B. Troxel, MD
Because nurse practitioners (NPs) are growing in importance as providers of primary care, The Doctors Company analyzed malpractice claims against NPs and compared them with primary care physicians to see if there were any differences in malpractice liability patterns. The study has important implications for primary care practices utilizing NPs.
EHRs weren't designed to enhance the doctor-patient relationship, but there are simple ways doctors can refocus visits on the patients.
A closed claim by a cosmetic surgery patient whose photo showed up in search results highlights the dangers of working with unfamiliar digital technology.
A recent closed claim study by a malpractice carrier helps plastic surgeons make changes that will improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.
Healthcare providers & facilities face risks if they are not prepared to accommodate obese patients, but there are ways to improve the patient's experience & mitigate risk.
To reduce risks for hospitalized patients, we need to understand where patients are vulnerable, what systems can fail, and whether there are areas where physicians have knowledge deficits.
The Doctors Company analyzed closed claims to determine the relationship between EHRs and medical liability.