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Risk Management and Patient Safety

Recent Articles

OCT 24, 2017
General Practitioners and Misdiagnosed Cardiovascular Disease
Sandeep S. Mangalmurti, MD, JD
A study by The Doctors Company and CRICO Strategies found that a significant proportion of liability cases involving cardiovascular disease were due to errors of diagnosis and the real liability danger doesn’t come from unusual or ambiguous cases, but from the relatively straightforward ones.

OCT 24, 2017
Give Your Patient Safety Culture a Check Up Using Assessment Survey
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN
Healthcare managers are making concerted efforts to cultivate a pervasive culture of patient safety. Creating a patient safety culture shifts the focus away from the blame game that punishes individuals for failures—which can increase liability over the long term—toward creating policies and procedures that cultivate an environment of openness and foster patient safety.

OCT 24, 2017
Physicians Can Be at Risk When Homebound Patients Refuse Help
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN
Physicians are focusing on treatment plans that include the kind of care patients need at home. However, physicians face potential liability when patients refuse help that is offered or neglect to follow up as instructed.

OCT 24, 2017
Doctors Examine Injury Risks with Malpractice Closed Claims
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN
Taking a close look at research into real-life malpractice claims and incorporating some of the findings into their practices is one way physicians are reducing risks of adverse events.

OCT 19, 2017
Monitoring in Dental Anesthesia
Donald Wood, CRNA, CPHRM
Anesthetic monitoring and utilizing the proper equipment is a crucial patient safety precaution.

OCT 16, 2017
Navigating the Rising Risks of EHRs
The number of closed malpractice claims in which EHRs are a contributing factor increased continuously over the past 10 years. This study of EHR claims identifies the most common patient allegations and the specific factors contributing to patient injury.

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