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December 10, 2013, Medical Economics
Six Ways Physicians Can Prevent Patient Injury and Avoid Lawsuits
Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, vice president of patient safety at The Doctors Company, discusses how adequate follow-up on diagnostic tests and specialist referrals can help prevent patient injury and avoid lawsuits.

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.

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.

July 15, 2013, American Medical News
Medical Liability: Missed Follow-Ups a Potent Trigger of Lawsuits
Dan Wright, vice president of patient safety for The Doctors Company, and Rich Cahill, vice president and associate general counsel for The Doctors Company, are quoted in this article about the malpractice risks surrounding missed appointments and failure to follow up.

July 12, 2013, Forbes
The Disease That Looks Like Lyme--But Isn't
In this article by Robert Glatter, MD, Daniel Wright, vice president of patient safety at The Doctors Company, recommends that physicians and all providers consider a broad differential, including tick-borne diseases, especially during at-risk times of the year.

June 27, 2013, LiveScience
Ob-Gyn Shortage Is Going to Get Worse
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, discusses what may be behind the shortage of obstetrician-gynecologists and supports a statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that malpractice insurers should underwrite gynecology-only practices for treatment involving first-trimester and early second-trimester pregnancies and complications.

June 14, 2013, LiveScience
Doctor Shortage Looms in Health Care Reform (Op-Ed)
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, provides his perspective on how health care reform will change the way physicians practice and patients receive care.

June 7, 2013, Forbes
Preparation for Extreme Heat May Reduce Deaths, Says CDC
Robin Diamond, JD, RN, chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, is interviewed in this article by Robert Glatter, MD, about solutions to prevent heat-related deaths.

June 1, 2013, Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
Symptoms of Normal Recovery or Complication: The Risks of Postoperative Care
Authors Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS, member of The Doctors Company board, and Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, regional vice president of patient safety, discuss the results of a study of medical liability claims filed against general surgeons. The article focuses on the finding that some of the most dangerous risks exist in the postoperative time.

May 20, 2013, American Medical News
Unwanted Price to Hospitalists’ Growth: More Liability Suits
Robin Diamond, JD, RN, chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, discusses some of the findings from The Doctors Company’s recent hospitalist closed claims study. She notes a trend toward slightly higher frequency and severity of lawsuits against hospitalists.

May 13, 2013, American Medical News
Qualifications of Medical Expert Witnesses Come Under Fire
Rob Francis, chief operating officer of The Doctors Company, discusses the effect of rulings that weaken same-specialty laws for expert witnesses in malpractice cases.

May 1, 2013, LiveScience
Who Shoulders the Blame for Misdiagnoses?: Op-Ed
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, provides his perspective on the recent study that shows missed or wrong diagnoses are the most common and costly malpractice claims.

April 24, 2013, Time
Diagnostic Errors Are the Most Common Type of Medical Mistake
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, discusses the systemic changes that need to occur to reduce diagnostic-related errors in this article about a study published by BMJ Quality & Safety.

April 23, 2013, US News and World Report
'Misdiagnosis' Leading Cause of U.S. Malpractice Payouts: Study
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, is quoted in this article on the results of a study on diagnostic-related errors and malpractice claims published by BMJ Quality & Safety.

April 15, 2013, American Medical News
Doctors Win First Safe Harbor Against ACA Use in Liability Suits
Hal Dasinger, vice president, Government Relations, The Doctors Company, is quoted in this article about a first-of-its-kind bill approved in Georgia protecting doctors from civil liability for breaching federal health system reform requirements.

April 8, 2013, The Wall Street Journal
The Talking Cure for Health Care
Robin Diamond, chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, discusses the importance of a strong relationship and good communication between doctor and patient in preventing malpractice suits.

February 6, 2013, Forbes
Medical Malpractice: Broken Beyond Repair?
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, is interviewed in this article by Robert Glatter, MD, about the findings of a recent study by the RAND Corporation in which researchers analyzed The Doctors Company's extensive database of claims to determine the amount of time doctors spent with open claims.

January 15, 2013, Becker's Spine Review
5 Steps for Spine Surgeons to Resolve Liability Insurance Before Hospital Employment
Jack Meyer, senior vice president of The Doctors Company, discusses the need for physicians to understand the hospital’s malpractice options and to look for key liability components in the fine print before signing employment agreements with hospitals.

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