Dec 02, 2022
The Doctors Company’s Commitment to Addressing Clinician Burnout
We are committed to helping reverse the trends associated with clinician burnout by sharing information and tools that address some of the known causes.

Mar 09, 2018
Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims Study: Top Risks in the Changing Delivery of Primary Care
Our study of nurse practitioner medical malpractice claims, compared against family medicine and internal medicine claims, identifies the top patient safety risks that may lead to adverse events.

Jan 01, 2020
Patient Safety Strategies for Gastroenterologists
Lisa McCorkle, MSN, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager
Gastroenterologists can reduce potential liability with strategies that include conducting a thorough preprocedure patient evaluation and matching the facility and setting to the patient.

Mar 12, 2021
Avoid Risks When Treating Stressed Patients During COVID-19
Carol Murray, RHIA, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company, and Jennifer Perla, RN, LPC-S, Care Manager, Medical Advantage Group
While most resources are directed at screening for COVID-19 and treating affected patients, there is another important aspect of the pandemic: the impact on your patients’ mental health. Fear and uncertainty are driving the dramatic increase in stress, anxiety, and depression.

Jun 07, 2018
Judicial Review of Medical Liability Legislation
Dennis W. Chiu, JD, Government Relations Specialist, Government Relations
Summaries of select court decisions affecting medical liability that are of particular interest or concern.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Jun 11, 2021
Conflicting Guidelines on Screening Mammography Can Pose Risks
David B. Troxel, MD, Medical Consultant to The Doctors Company
Breast cancer screening guidelines issued by national organizations and medical specialties have inconsistent recommendations about mammogram screening ages and intervals, which can create potential liability for delayed or missed diagnoses. Learn how to reduce these mammography risks.

Feb 23, 2022
Cultural Diversity in Healthcare Poses Risks During COVID-19
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education, The Doctors Company
In light of the pandemic, providers and healthcare systems must respond to factors that make racial and ethnic minority groups more vulnerable to getting sick and dying.

Sep 29, 2021
Getting Sued for Breast Cancer Malpractice
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group
Our closed claims data reveal that suits involving breast cancer are the most common type of cancer-related claim. This article lists the issues that most often lead to claims.