The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2019
Advanced practice providers (APPs) can be found in a wide variety of specialty areas and clinical settings. Our new guide, Advanced Practice Provider Liability: A Preventive Action and Loss Reduction Plan, is an essential reference for practitioners who employ APPs or who are interested in hiring or contracting with one. Download the guide at thedoctors.com/appbook.
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 2019
An Ounce of Prevention
Preview Our Study of Malpractice Claims Involving Children
Government Relations Report
2019 Brings Increased Legislative Activity
New Advanced Practice Provider Guide
Innovations in Patient Safety
Improving Communication and Managing Patient Expectations to Reduce Risks
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