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  • JAN 19, 2016
    Concurrent Surgeries: How Much Is Too Much? , Healthcare Risk Management
    In this article, Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, discusses the issue of concurrent surgeries, which was recently brought to light in a series of reports by The Boston Globe. She explains the liability and patient safety risks of this type of surgery and promotes full disclosure of concurrent surgery to patients. [Credit: Healthcare Risk Management, AHC Media, www.ahcmedia.com or (800) 688-2421.]
  • NOV 28, 2015
    Easy on Those Apps: Mobile Medical Apps Gain Support, But Many Lack Clinical Evidence, Modern Healthcare
    Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, senior vice president, patient safety and risk management, The Doctors Company, is among experts who discuss the potential benefits and risks of the use of mobile apps to monitor patients.
  • NOV 19, 2015
    How to Teach Patient Safety to Young Clinicians, The Doctor Weighs In
    This column by David Mayer, MD, highlights the 11th Annual Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: Telluride Experience in Napa, California, founded by Dr. Mayer and sponsored by The Doctors Company Foundation. The weeklong experience teaches future clinicians effective communication skills that foster safe patient care and transparency. The article also features insight from Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, on the importance of speaking up when faced with a possible safety issue.
  • NOV 02, 2015
    Achieving Better Outcomes in Orthopedics: Study Focuses on Doctor-Patient Communication, Physicians News Network
    Ralph A. Gambardella, MD, chairman and president of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles and a member of The Doctors Company and its Orthopedics Advisory Board, discusses a study of 1,895 closed orthopedic medical malpractice claims from 2007 to 2014 by The Doctors Company. In this article, Dr. Gambardella outlines orthopedic risks and offers tips for orthopedic teams to minimize liability exposure and improve patient safety.

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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.

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