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January 04, 2023, PSQH
Patient Safety Predictions for 2023
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer for The Doctors Company and TDC Group, offers predictions for patient safety and healthcare quality in 2023.

Jan 30, 2024
Patient Safety Strategies for Surrogate Births
Pamela Willis, BSN, JD, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company, Part of TDC Group
Surrogate pregnancies present unique challenges that require planning and clear communication.

Video Nov 15, 2023

Shoulder Dystocia: Physician-Patient Disclosure
The purpose of this video is to assist physicians in enhancing their communication skills when disclosing a shoulder dystocia injury to patients and family members. This type of injury to the infant may unfortunately occur, despite the best of care. However, effective physician-patient communication is an integral part of clinical practice and has shown to positively influence outcomes by increasing patient understanding and trust.

Nov 15, 2021
To Measure and Reduce Diagnostic Error, Start With the Data You Have
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group; Senior Vice President, Healthcare Risk Advisors
Chief Medical Officer David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, recaps important recommendations by diagnostic safety expert Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, for measuring and reducing diagnostic error.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Jun 19, 2016
Disclosure Resources Appendix 4: Disclosure Meeting Protocol
Follow these protocols when having disclosure meetings with patients.

Professional Education
Patient Safety in Spine Surgery
Spine surgery requires a series of best practice patient safety interventions to reduce the frequency and severity of patient harm while giving the care team the resources to mitigate such harm. Evidence-based clinical methods, pathways, and tools coupled with an evolving culture of patient safety through effective communication, teams, and teamwork has shown to reduce patient harm exponentially. Patient and clinical team experiences are enhanced while ensuring a learning culture is built that approaches surgery from both a technical and nontechnical approach alike.

Sep 19, 2022
Reproductive Healthcare: Post-Roe Resources
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group
For many medical professionals, the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson has created an abruptly different risk landscape. Chairman and CEO Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, outlines steps to support our members and the practice of good medicine.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

March 14, 2022, KevinMD
Tackling Trial Delays, Social Inflation, and Skeptical Jurors in a Pandemic World
Marco Spadacenta, Senior Vice President of Claims for The Doctors Company, discusses the changing face of trials and jurors and suggests what can be done in light of these changes to successfully defend physicians in medical malpractice cases.

Jul 01, 2023
Are You Prepared for a Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Audit?
Kathleen Stillwell, MPA/HSA, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
RAC audits can be triggered by innocent documentation errors. These strategies can help you assess your risk for coding and billing errors and establish compliance and practice standards.

Mar 01, 2024
Burnout and Litigation Against Primary Care Providers: Where Do They Overlap?
Jacqueline Ross, RN, PhD, Coding Director, and Robert Morton, MAS, CPPS, CPHRM, ARM, Assistant Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company, Part of TDC Group
Certain trends in primary care suggest potential avenues for investigation into malpractice allegations. These include a worsening shortage of primary care physicians, an association between burnout and patient safety concerns, and the rise in both the number of women physicians and the rate of burnout among women physicians.