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Plastic Surgery Closed Claims Study

Plastic Surgery Closed Claims Study

Plastic Surgery Closed Claims Study The practice of plastic surgery has underlying vulnerabilities that can put patients at risk of injury and can increase liability for doctors. This graphic outlines the most common patient safety risks.

Internal Medicine Closed Claims Study

Internal Medicine Closed Claims Study

The practice of internal medicine has underlying vulnerabilities that can put patients at risk of injury and can increase liability for doctors. This graphic outlines the most common patient safety risks.

Hospitalist Closed Claims Study

Hospitalist Closed Claims Study

The practice of hospital medicine has underlying vulnerabilities that can put patients at risk of injury and can increase liability for doctors. This graphic outlines the most common patient safety risks.

Orthopedics Closed Claims Study

Orthopedics Closed Claims Study

The practice of orthopedics has underlying vulnerabilities that can put patients at risk of injury and can increase liability for doctors. This graphic outlines the most common patient safety risks.

Obstetrics Closed Claims Study

Obstetrics Closed Claims Study

The practice of obstetrics has underlying vulnerabilities that can put patients at risk of injury and can increase liability for doctors. This graphic outlines the most common patient safety risks.

Emergency Medicine Closed Claims Study

Emergency Medicine Closed Claims Study

The practice of emergency medicine has underlying vulnerabilities that can put patients at risk of injury and can increase liability for doctors. This graphic outlines the most common patient safety risks.

Tips for Implementing Effective Patient Handoffs With Hospitalists

Tips for Implementing Effective Patient Handoffs With Hospitalists

Communication breakdowns between hospitalists and other clinicians during handoffs are a leading cause of liability claims. Follow these tips to reduce risk.

Cardiology: Top Patient Safety Risks

Cardiology: Top Patient Safety Risks

The practice of cardiology has underlying vulnerabilities that can put patients at risk of injury and can increase liability for cardiologists and other doctors who treat heart patients. This graphic outlines the most common patient safety risks.

Diagnosis-Related Malpractice Claims by Specialty

Diagnosis-Related Malpractice Claims by Specialty

Problems related to diagnostic error are the most common allegation in medical malpractice claims. These infographics show the top five diagnoses in these claims by specialty: cardiology, family medicine gynecology, hospital medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics, and pediatrics.

Anesthesiology: Ways to Avoid Patient Injury

Anesthesiology: Ways to Avoid Patient Injury

Although the safety of anesthesia has greatly improved over the years, a recent study of closed claims found that patients still suffer injuries related to administration of anesthesia. Learn how to help prevent these adverse events.

Hospitalists: Top 5 Ways to Promote Patient Safety

Hospitalists: Top 5 Ways to Promote Patient Safety

Practicing hospital medicine puts you at higher risk of claims than some other specialties because hospitalized patients tend to have higher severity injuries or serious illnesses. Take these steps to reduce your risk and promote patient safety.

Handling Protected Health Information? Make Sure You’re Cybersecure

Handling Protected Health Information? Make Sure You’re Cybersecure

Healthcare entities are the most vulnerable to cyberattacks. Learn how to protect your practice from a breach and ensure HIPAA compliance.

Protect Your Practice and Your Patients from Counterfeit Drugs and Devices

Protect Your Practice and Your Patients from Counterfeit Drugs and Devices

This infographic provides safety steps to help physicians and office staff avoid ordering counterfeit drugs and devices.

Breast Cancer: Partner with Your Physician

Breast Cancer: Partner with Your Physician

This infographic provides tips on what patients can do to reduce risks in diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

Misdiagnosis of Women with Heart Disease Can Lead to Malpractice Claims

Misdiagnosis of Women with Heart Disease Can Lead to Malpractice Claims

This infographic shows the liability risks doctors face when treating female heart disease patients, as well as steps that can improve patient safety.

Essential Tips to Avoid Prescription Fraud and Abuse

Essential Tips to Avoid Prescription Fraud and Abuse

Learn how to include vigilance and security in your prescribing practices with this infographic.

Tips for Preventing Misdiagnosis of Spinal Epidural Abscess

Tips for Preventing Misdiagnosis of Spinal Epidural Abscess

Learn how to prevent a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of spinal epidural abscess with this infographic.

Top Patient Safety Recommendations for ER Physicians

Top Patient Safety Recommendations for ER Physicians

This infographic explains steps that ER physicians can take to control human factors that impact patient care.

Breast Cancer Malpractice Claims: Avoid the Biggest Risk

Breast Cancer Malpractice Claims: Avoid the Biggest Risk

This infographic shows the main risk for malpractice claims involving breast cancer and the factors that can contribute to that risk.

Breast Cancer Malpractice Claims: Avoid the Biggest Risk

Breast Cancer Malpractice Claims: Avoid the Biggest Risk

This infographic shows the main risk for malpractice claims involving breast cancer and the factors that can contribute to that risk.

Breast Cancer Malpractice Claims: Avoid the Biggest Risk

Breast Cancer Malpractice Claims: Avoid the Biggest Risk

This infographic shows the main risk for malpractice claims involving breast cancer and the factors that can contribute to that risk.

How to Prevent Anesthesiology Claims

How to Prevent Anesthesiology Claims

Learn how anesthesiologists can reduce liability risks with this infographic.

Expert Advice on Communicating Prescription Drug Risks to Patients

Expert Advice on Communicating Prescription Drug Risks to Patients

Physicians have a primary duty to warn patients about the risks and complications of prescribed medications. This infographic can help you fulfill your duty to warn.

Top Ways for OBs to Provide Outstanding Patient Care

Top Ways for OBs to Provide Outstanding Patient Care

Learn how obstetricians can reduce liability risks with this infographic.

Tips for Managing Medication Safety

Tips for Managing Medication Safety

The tips in this infographic can help physicians improve medication safety and prevent adverse drug events.

Five Recommendations for Caring for the Hospitalized Obese Patient

Five Recommendations for Caring for the Hospitalized Obese Patient

This infographic provides tips for accommodating obese patients and caring for them safely.

Essential Elements of Effective Informed Consent

Essential Elements of Effective Informed Consent

Learn the elements of effective informed consent with this infographic.

Agent Social Media Usage

Agent Social Media Usage

Social media is becoming an increasingly important way for insurance agents to grow their business and retain current clients. This infographic shows the results of The Doctors Company's survey about agent social media usage.

Reduce Medical Errors by Standardizing Patient Handoffs

Reduce Medical Errors by Standardizing Patient Handoffs

Learn how to lower the rate of near-miss events and adverse outcomes with this infographic.

Top Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Violations

Top Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Violations

Texting can lead to HIPAA violations. Learn how to reduce your risk with this infographic.

Four Tips for Providing Effective Testimony

Four Tips for Providing Effective Testimony

There is one aspect of the litigation process that you can control: Your own testimony. This infographic can help you prepare to take the stand.

Sleepless Nights Caused by Malpractice Claims

Sleepless Nights Caused by Malpractice Claims

The average physician spends 1,548 sleepless nights due to malpractice claims. Specialty-specific sleepless nights infographics are also available.

Tips for Cardiac Patients

Tips for Cardiac Patients

Encourage cardiac patients to take control of their healthcare with these tips, including the top three questions patients should ask their doctor.

Top Five Tips to Promote Patient Safety

Top Five Tips to Promote Patient Safety

Physicians can reduce malpractice risk by following these five tips, each provided as a separate infographic.

The Future of Health Care

The Future of Health Care

The results from The Doctors Company's national Future of Health Care Survey showed that the number of newly insured patients, the number of physicians contemplating retirement, and the number of physicians unwilling to recommend the practice of medicine may lead to a shortage of health care providers.

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