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Health reform that leaves millions without coverage could lead to patient abandonment when patients cannot afford to get needed tests and treatments.
The advantages of having an advance directive that is easily modifiable to reflect the changing wishes of a dying individual far outweighs the concerns of those who advocate for a legalistic approach.
In spite of the increase in the number of scribes, there is little standardization in their training or clarification of their appropriate role within the EHR.
“Doctor, can I record our conversation today?” Have you ever heard that question from a patient or a patient’s family member? What are the pros & cons of allowing those recordings in clinic or the operating room?
Physicians fail to diagnose accurately for many reasons including biases and premature closure of the decision-making process.
Discussing therapeutic uncertainties as well as financial commitment prior to treatment allows patients to make more informed decisions for care.
A recent study of closed claims against Internists provides insight into what motivates patients to pursue lawsuits and the system failures that lead to patient harm.
A detailed vetting process is a way to quantify the risk of sharing PHI with potential business associates, before entering into a potentially lengthy contract
AHRQ's CANDOR toolkit helps hospitals and physicians respond promptly and appropriately when an adverse event occurs.
It is very difficult to be objective when you are a party to an incipient lawsuit. Controlling the course of events prior to the onset of mutual hostility is key to avoiding malpractice actions.
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 average physician spends 1,548 sleepless nights due to malpractice claims.