The Doctor’s Advocate

Our flagship publication, The Doctors Advocate, is a quarterly newsletter that contains timely information on patient safety topics, legislative updates, and the latest industry and company news.

Third Quarter 2021

Perspectives from the CMO
Healthcare’s Digital Revolution: Are We Ready to Reimagine the Work?

An Ounce of Prevention
Patient Relations: Anticipate and Address Challenging Situations

Government Relations Report
Preparing for Genomic Medicine: Implications for Medical Practice and Public Policy

PREP Act Update

Foundation News
Latest Foundation News

Continuing Education: Prevention of Diagnostic Error in Primary Care

New Resources Page for Practice Managers

New Emergency Department Closed Claims Study

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Second Quarter 2021

Perspectives from the CMO
Prevent, Communicate, Document: Medical Malpractice Data Help Us Manage Risk

An Ounce of Prevention
Telehealth Tune-Up: Preparing for Care After COVID-19

Government Relations Report
Advocating for a Medical Profession Under Attack

Foundation News
2021 Foundation Updates

Complimentary Continuing Education

Ensure Your Website Complies with ADA Requirements

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

First Quarter 2021

From the Chairman
Committed to Assisting Our Members

Perspectives from the CMO
Universal Masking Calls for More Structured Communication in Healthcare

An Ounce of Prevention
Flexibility and Communication Save Lives in NYC: Incorporating Lessons Learned Through Waves of COVID-19

Government Relations Report
PREP Act Liability Protections for COVID-19: Countermeasures and Vaccine Administration

Foundation News
Foundation Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

Healthcare Cybersecurity During COVID-19 and Beyond: How to Protect Your Practice

Partnering with APG to Advance the Quality and Value of Patient Care

2020 Member Experience Survey

Continuing Education Courses That Make a Difference

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Fourth Quarter 2020

From the Chairman
COVID-19: A Call for Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare

New Telehealth White Paper

Perspectives from the CMO
Could COVID-19 Bring More Patient-Centered Care to Your Practice?

An Ounce of Prevention
The Role of Pretest Probability in the Evaluation of Suspected Venous Thromboembolism

Government Relations Report
2020 Judicial Review

Foundation News
Dr. David Feldman Joins Foundation Board of Directors

Complimentary Telehealth Webinars

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Special Issues 2020

COVID-19 August 2020

COVID-19 April 2020

First Quarter 2020

An Ounce of Prevention
Analysis of Medical Oncology Claims

Government Relations Report
Maternal and Child Health: When Public Health Objectives Become Legislative Priority

Foundation News
Foundation Supports Study on Clinician Burnout

Member-Exclusive Program for Practice Managers

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Fourth Quarter 2019

An Ounce of Prevention
Making Further Advancements in Anesthesia Care Safety

Office of National Drug Control Strategy Promotes Building an Addiction Medicine Workforce

Government Relations Report
2019 Judicial Challenges to Damage Caps

CME Course Addresses Spinal Epidural Abscess

Foundation News
Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

Partnering with UCSF to Advance Patient Safety

New White Paper on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Third Quarter 2019

An Ounce of Prevention
Advanced Practice Provider Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?

Government Relations Report
Legislative Advocacy Update

New Guide on Ending Patient Relationships

Foundation News
Foundation Supports Study on Perioperative Medication Errors

The Alzheimer’s Project Adds CME Courses

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Second Quarter 2019

An Analysis of Malpractice Claims by Physician Gender

An Ounce of Prevention
The Waning of the Physical Examination and Its Impact on Outcomes

Government Relations Report
Does Trial Lawyer Advertising Pose a Growing Risk to Public Health?

Foundation News
Foundation Supports IHI’s 2019 Patient Safety Congress

New Claims Corner CME Series

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

First Quarter 2019

An Ounce of Prevention
Preview Our Study of Malpractice Claims Involving Children

Government Relations Report
2019 Brings Increased Legislative Activity

The Wall

New Advanced Practice Provider Guide

Innovations in Patient Safety
Improving Communication and Managing Patient Expectations to Reduce Risks

Drive Practice Improvements with Our Continuing Education Courses

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Fourth Quarter 2018

An Ounce of Prevention
Mitigating the Risk of Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome

Government Relations Report
Inflated Medical Damages and Lien-Based Care

Innovations in Patient Safety
Collaborating to Improve Obstetrical Practices

Foundation News
The Doctors Company Foundation Funds 2018 Telluride Experience Patient Safety Camps

Complimentary Continuing Education

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Third Quarter 2018

From the Chairman
Advocates for the Medical Profession in a Time of Upheaval

An Ounce of Prevention
Medical Office Assessments Uncover Hidden Liability Risks

Government Relations Report
New Limits on Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

New CME Courses Address Distracted Practice Concerns

Innovations in Patient Safety
Influencing Patient Behaviors in Orthopedic Practice

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Second Quarter 2018

Director's Forum
Physician Burnout: Defining the Problems, Revealing the Solutions

An Ounce of Prevention
Team Synergy: A Critical Core Competency for Safe Care

Government Relations Report
Judicial Review of Medical Liability Legislation

New CME/CE Courses Added Every Month

Innovations in Patient Safety
Improving Documentation of Patient Communication

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

First Quarter 2018

Director's Forum
Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims Study

An Ounce of Prevention
Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims: Risk Mitigation Strategies

Government Relations Report
Damage Limits Protect Access to Healthcare

Training for Practice Managers and Other Staff

Foundation News
Foundation Grant Improves Hospitalist Communication

Innovations in Patient Safety
Leveraging Cardiology Data to Improve Care

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Fourth Quarter 2017

Director's Forum
Electronic Health Record Closed Claims Study

An Ounce of Prevention
Teamwork Saves Lives in Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Shooting

Government Relations Report
Social Inflation Increases Pressure on Medical Liability Limits

Foundation News
Foundation Gets Involved at Patient Safety Camp

New CME Series on Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Hospitalist Insights

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Third Quarter 2017

Director's Forum
The Search for Mary Smith

An Ounce of Prevention
Obstetrical Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?

Government Relations Report
Advocacy Update

Foundation News
Foundation Reaches Milestone

Groundbreaking Research Funded by the Foundation

New MACRA Practice Resource

Innovations in Patient Safety
Internal Medicine and Diagnosis Errors

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Second Quarter 2017

From the Chairman
2017 Member Dividend Announced

Director's Forum
Prescribing Opioids Safely

An Ounce of Prevention
The Doctors Company Introduces a New CME Series

Government Relations Report
Federal Medical Liability Reform: A Historical Perspective

Foundation News
The Doctors Company Foundation Changes Leadership

Innovations in Patient Safety
Data-Driven Insights: Fear to Act in Obstetrics

First Quarter 2017

Special Issue: Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic

San Diego Death Diaries

Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic
Analysis of Medication-Related Claims from The Doctors Company

Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic
Legislating the Opioid Epidemic

Case Studies
What to Expect from Litigation: Dr. Del Zotto’s Perspective

New Complimentary CME Course: Prescribing Opioids Safely

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Fourth Quarter 2016

The Doctor’s Advocate: One Way We’re Taking the Mal Out of Malpractice Insurance

From the Chairman
Perspectives on the Future of Medicine

Director's Forum
The Doctor’s Dilemma

An Ounce of Prevention
Plastic Surgery Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?

Government Relations Report
California Supreme Court Takes a Step to the Left

Foundation News
Foundation Supports Telluride Camp for Health Science Students

Case Studies
What to Expect from Litigation: Dr. Nye’s Perspective

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Third Quarter 2016

Director's Forum
The Perils of Printing an Electronic Health Record

An Ounce of Prevention
Internal Medicine Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?

Judicial Review of Medical Liability Legislation

Ransomware Attacks: HIPAA Burden Falls to the Hospital or Medical Practice

Foundation News
2016 Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards Announced

Case Studies
What to Expect from Litigation: Dr. Gupta’s Perspective

Wall Street Journal Reports on Malpractice Closed Claims Studies

New Partnership Helps Doctors Thrive in a Digital Environment

New Options for Earning Continuing Education Credits

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Second Quarter 2016

Director's Forum
Obesity: A Common Comorbidity in Malpractice Claims

An Ounce of Prevention
Specialty Advisory Boards: Bringing Together Expertise

Government Relations Report
Every Aspect of the Litigation Process Is Subject to Legislative Action

Case Studies
What to Expect from Litigation: Dr. Wuest’s Perspective

The Back Page
Industry and Company News