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Oct 30, 2023
Should You Offer Your Services as a Paid Clinical Expert?
Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
Consider these key questions before deciding to accept the role of paid expert witness. Functioning as an expert witness is not a role to be entered into lightly.

Mar 29, 2021
Medical Practice Changes Made During COVID-19 Pandemic Are Here to Stay
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company, and for the TDC Group of Companies
In sharing their views on what the practice of medicine will look like post-pandemic, a majority of doctors say they will increase their use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and their use of telehealth technology.

Jun 17, 2022
RCA2: Panel Report on Improving Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm
James P. Bagian, MD, PE, member of The Doctors Company Board of Governors, co-chaired a panel with the National Patient Safety Foundation to improve how we can learn from adverse events and unsafe conditions and take action to prevent their occurrence in the future.

Mar 07, 2023
Building a Culture of Safety in Healthcare, Part Three: Human Factors Engineering
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group; Senior Vice President, Healthcare Risk Advisors
In the third installment of his four-part series on safety culture, Dr. David Feldman discusses the benefits of human factors engineering.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Feb 01, 2023
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 13, 2023
Patient Safety Strategies for Gastroenterologists
Lisa McCorkle, MSN, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
Gastroenterologists can reduce potential liability with strategies that include conducting a thorough preprocedure patient evaluation and matching the facility and setting to the patient.

Feb 03, 2022
Informed Refusal
Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
Documenting a patient’s refusal of test or treatment options is key to minimizing risk exposure.

Professional Education
Missed Medical History Leads to Adverse Outcome (Claims Corner)
The Doctors Company has identified patient assessment issues and communication failure between providers as key contributors to malpractice claims. This dental case study describes how inadequate patient history taking and poor communication can lead to an adverse patient outcome. The lessons learned in this course are applicable to all healthcare professionals.

Aug 11, 2023
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Malpractice Claims: Lessons Learned
Michelle Swift, JD, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
We analyzed closed physical medicine and rehabilitation claims to better understand what motivates allegations of injury.