November 25, 2013, Medical Economics
Competition Driving Malpractice Premiums Down
Rob Francis, chief operating officer of The Doctors Company, discusses the downward trend in medical malpractice insurance rates and the potential for the Affordable Care Act to slow or reverse that trend.
November 6, 2013, The Hospitalist
Why Hospitalists Remain Outside Malpractice Insurers' High-Risk Categories, For Now
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, senior vice president and chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, discusses challenges and trends in hospitalist malpractice data. This article also features The Doctors Company's closed claims data.
October 17, 2013, Orthopreneur
Understand Your Risks to Avoid Malpractice Claims
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, is interviewed about trends in orthopaedic malpractice claims and how surgeons can protect themselves and their practices.
September 16, 2013, Electronic Health Reporter
"What Is the Value of Health IT?"
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, is among the experts who comment in this article on the value of Health IT.
September 10, 2013, Medical Economics
Same-Day Care, Capacity Key to Managing Flu Season
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, provides recommendations on how physicians and their office staff can promote patient safety during cold and flu season.
August 16, 2013, LiveScience
Lyme Disease? You May Want a Second Opinion (Op-Ed)
Robin Diamond, RN, MSN, chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, discusses the challenges of correctly diagnosing tickborne illnesses and the importance of conducting a complete assessment of patients with flu-like symptoms, particularly in the months of high heat and humidity.
August 5, 2013, American Medical News
For Some Post-Op Care, a Phone Call May Be All That's Needed
Rich Cahill, VP and associate general counsel of The Doctors Company, is quoted on the potential malpractice risks of following up with a patient via phone or e-mail rather than in an office setting. Data from The Doctors Company's nationwide survey of office practice environments is also included in this article.
July 19, 2013, CBSNews
Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims for Missed Cancer, Heart Attacks
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, is interviewed by CBS regarding a study in the British Medical Journal, “The Epidemiology of Malpractice Claims in Primary Care: A Systematic Review.” Among his comments, Dr. Anderson addresses the broken malpractice system and defensive medicine.
July 18, 2013, HealthDay
Missed Diagnoses, Drug Errors Are Major Cause of Malpractice Suits
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, provides his opinion on the findings of a study in the British Medical Journal, “The Epidemiology of Malpractice Claims in Primary Care: A Systematic Review, ” which found that most malpractice claims against primary care doctors are the result of drug errors and missed diagnoses.
July 18, 2013, LiveScience
Failure to Diagnose Is No. 1 Reason for Suing Doctors
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, is interviewed about a study in the British Medical Journal, “The Epidemiology of Malpractice Claims in Primary Care: A Systematic Review.” In the interview, he discusses how understanding malpractice suits can help prevent errors from happening.