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TIA Recognition and Management
David B. Troxel, MD
Failure to recognize subtle transient neurologic deficits as a transient ischemic attack or a harbinger of impending stroke can lead to a claim if a stroke subsequently occurs.
From The Doctor's Advocate
Focusing on Missed or Delayed Diagnosis
Robin Diamond, JD, RN, and Susan Shepard, MSN, RN
This companion article to "An Analysis of Internal Medicine Malpractice Claims" focuses on the types of claims seen in the allegation of missed or delayed diagnosis.
The Neurosurgical Experience
John A. McRae, MD and Joan Bristow
Fire Safety in the Surgical Suite
Susan K. Palmer, MD, and Ernest E. Allen
Besides conducting annual fire drills that include what to do if a fire occurs on a patient, it is also wise to review fire risks in high-risk procedures prior to the start of the surgical procedure.
Interactive Guide to Patient Safety for Office Practices
This interactive guide is designed to help you uncover areas of potential malpractice exposure in your practice.