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June 25, 2015, U.S News & World Report
Staying Safe in the ER
This article on preventing errors in the emergency room highlights The Doctors Company’s study of 332 emergency medicine closed malpractice claims that found the most common patient allegation was failure to diagnose. The article also features Roneet Lev, MD, director of operations at Scripps Mercy Hospital Emergency Department in San Diego, California, and member of The Doctors Company.

June 5, 2015, Ob.Gyn. News
User Errors Are Top Reason for EHR-Related Malpractice Claims
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, discusses the malpractice risks associated with electronic health records (EHRs) and highlights the company’s study of EHR-related malpractice claims closed from January 2007 to June 2014.

May 21, 2015, KevinMD
3 Changes that Can Improve Maintenance of Certification
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, discusses maintenance of certification in the changing healthcare environment and potential improvements.

May 12, 2015, KevinMD
Tips to Avoid Medical Errors in the Emergency Department
Roneet Lev, MD, director of operations at Scripps Mercy Hospital Emergency Department in San Diego, California, cites The Doctors Company’s Emergency Medicine Closed Claims Study in her discussion of the malpractice liability risks faced by emergency medicine physicians.

May 4, 2015, POLITICO
Electronic Record Errors Growing Issue in Lawsuits
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, explains how errors in electronic health records (EHRs) are part of a growing problem that increases liability risks.

May 4, 2015, Physician's Money Digest
Understand the Legal Impact of Physician Extenders
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, senior vice president and chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, outlines the benefits and potential risks of employing physician extenders.

May 2015, Healthcare Risk Management
Costly Diagnosis Delays Can Be Avoided with Good Practices
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, outlines how delays in diagnosis can cause costly malpractice suits and ways risk managers can reduce liability. [Credit: Healthcare Risk Management, AHC Media, www.ahcmedia.com or (800) 688-2421.]

April 20, 2015, Medical Economics
Your Best Malpractice Defenses
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, senior vice president and chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, outlines why it’s important for doctors to foster relationships with patients to mitigate malpractice liability risks.

March 30, 2015, The New York Times
House Provision Offers Doctors More Protection Against Malpractice Suits
Hal Dasinger, vice president of government relations at The Doctors Company, provides insight on a bill passed by the House of Representatives that gives new protections to doctors against medical malpractice lawsuits.

March 20, 2015, Physicians Practice
Reduce Malpractice Risks When Treating Cardiac Patients
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, describes why all physicians should take note of a recent study of cardiology malpractice claims in which cardiologists are named, because other specialties also tended to be named in these lawsuits.


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