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Delayed Diagnosis of Sepsis (Claims Corner CME)
In reviewing closed malpractice claims, The Doctors Company has identified delayed diagnosis and treatment of sepsis as a serious problem that can result in significant morbidity and mortality. This article highlights the importance of timely recognition of symptoms that point to a diagnosis of sepsis, and the need for quick initiation of treatment. Factors contributing to the delayed diagnosis and treatment of sepsis are discussed, including clinical judgment errors such as failure to note the importance of significant clinical symptoms, failure to seriously consider sepsis as high on the differential diagnosis, failure to use a sepsis recognition tool as an adjunct to the exam, failure to order appropriate tests to rule out sepsis before assuming another diagnosis, and failure to admit the patient to the hospital for treatment.

New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Selects The Doctors Company as Exclusive Partner
The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS) has chosen The Doctors Company, part of TDC Group, as the exclusively endorsed medical malpractice insurer for its members.

Jun 17, 2022
Complimentary CME: Delayed Diagnosis of Stroke
Ischemic stroke is the number-one cause of serious harm to patients. Our on-demand activity highlights the importance of recognizing its signs and symptoms.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Disability Income Protection Plan
Disability coverage is specialized insurance designed to meet the unique financial needs of high-income earners. Consider the importance of maintaining your standard of living: Receive more than what typical coverage offers with The Doctors Company’s Disability Income Protection Plan.

April 12, 2022, Medical Economics
How Doctors Can Minimize Their Chances of Being Sued for Malpractice
Robert E. White, Jr., Chief Operating Officer of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, discusses why thorough, accurate documentation is a doctor’s best defense against malpractice suits.

April 05, 2022, Medical Economics
The Financial Health of Malpractice Insurers
Robert E. White, Jr., Chief Operating Officer of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, notes that malpractice insurance companies have been paying more in settlements than they are collecting in premiums, forcing them to raise premiums.

Video Jun 25, 2020

What Will Healthcare Look Like in 2030?
Eric Topol, MD, founder and director of The Scripps Research Translational Institute and author of “Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again,” is optimistic about the future of healthcare and medicine. He predicts there will be an important impact from artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IOT) and notes that we are already seeing some of those benefits in the world today.

Video Oct 05, 2022

Improving Clinical Care Through the Application of Digital Technologies
Dr. Aaron Neinstein, Vice President, Digital Health, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health, explains how strategic uses of digital technologies enable care model innovations that expand access for patients, relieve administrative burdens, and enable clinicians to practice to the tops of their licenses.

Video Jun 25, 2020

Can AI Help with Mental Health?
How artificial intelligence (AI) can address the burden of untreated mental health issues: Eric Topol, MD, founder and director of The Scripps Research Translational Institute and author of “Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again,” believes the path includes the collection of objective metrics about behavior along with the use of digital avatars.