The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2019

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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

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