The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2018
An Ounce of Prevention
Our Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims Study, highlighted in this issue’s Director’s Forum column, reveals the major allegations and factors contributing to patient injury in 67 claims against nurse practitioners that closed over a six-year period.
The following strategies can assist NPs and physicians in preventing some of the injuries identified in the study:
Implementing these strategies can help physicians and NPs provide the safest possible patient care.
For more patient safety and risk management resources, visit thedoctors.com/patientsafety. A patient safety risk manager is always available to provide industry-leading expertise. For more information, call 800.421.2368, extension 1243, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complimentary CME course based on the Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims Study is available. Find details on this course and explore our extensive education and CME options at thedoctors.com/cme.
The Doctor’s Advocate is published by The Doctors Company to advise and inform its members about loss prevention and insurance issues.
The guidelines suggested in this newsletter are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. They attempt to define principles of practice for providing appropriate care. The principles are not inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods reasonably directed at obtaining the same results.
The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.
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First Quarter 2018
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
Foundation Grant Improves Hospitalist Communication
Innovations in Patient Safety
Leveraging Cardiology Data to Improve Care
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