October 21, 2022: Peter Kolbert, Senior Vice President for Claim and Litigation Services for Healthcare Risk Advisors, part of TDC Group, speaks to Medscape about COVID-related malpractice claims that have been levied since the pandemic started.
Updated October 7, 2022: While COVID restrictions have been lifted in most parts of the country and vaccination efficacy continues to decline, healthcare professionals must continue to monitor SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating within their communities.
Updated September 10, 2022: With the CDC’s recommendations for continued COVID-19 vaccination and boosters, healthcare providers are asking about the risks involved in administering vaccines (especially to children) and how to respond when a patient or parent refuses vaccination.
Updated September 1, 2022: While overall COVID transmission rates are down, the Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 continue to circulate the globe. COVID-19 has caused infection surges in some locations, while in other areas, restrictions have been lifted, highlighting how location-specific protocols can shift as the pandemic unfolds. What does not change is that many healthcare providers are concerned about the risks involved in keeping their practices safe during the ongoing pandemic, and that certain office practices are consistently prudent.