The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2022
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New Report Looks at U.S. Healthcare’s Next Decade
Over the last two years of pandemic disruption, many aspects of the U.S. healthcare system have been tested to the brink. TDC Group’s new report asked, “What will healthcare look like in a decade?” The report answers this question by addressing the most pressing issues faced by medical professionals and outlining our top 10 predictions for changes over the next 10 years. Read What U.S. Healthcare Will Look Like in 2032.
The Doctors Company Awarded Great Place to Work Certification
We are proud to announce that The Doctors Company has received Great Place to Work Certification™. This prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working for the company.
Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention, and increased innovation.
“We are proud to join the impressive list of elite employers that are Great Place to Work-Certified™. As an organization, we strive to build upon our culture and make the daily experience of our employees a top priority,” said Robert White, Chief Operating Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group. “The success of The Doctors Company is anchored in the passion of our employees and their dedication to our mission and core values.”
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, agreed: “Our team of dedicated employees is critical to accomplishing our mission to relentlessly defend, protect, and reward physicians who advance the practice of good medicine. We thank our employees and celebrate all they have done to serve those who provide care.”
New Closed Claims Studies Released
We recently released three new closed claims studies:
- Diagnostic Error in General Surgery: Cognitive Bias and Systems Issues in Medical Malpractice Claims focuses on the differences between diagnostic errors (both cognitive and systemic) made by general surgeons in inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Plastic Surgery Closed Claims Study Reveals Most Common Case Types reviews case types, common patient injuries, primary drivers, frequent allegations, and strategies for mitigating risk in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
- The Malpractice Experience of Obstetricians With Shoulder Dystocia: Preparation May Mitigate Risks With This Unpredictable Event analyzes factors that contribute to shoulder dystocia claims and offers recommendations for managing this rare complication.
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First Quarter 2022
Perspectives from the CMO
With Medical Implants, Hope and Plan for the Best, but Talk About the Worst
An Ounce of Prevention
Clinician Burnout: From a Crisis to a Movement
Foundation Accepting Letters of Intent for 2022 Grants
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