The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2016
The Doctors Company has a long history of transforming our industry and service to the profession. Today, as healthcare delivery continues to undergo unprecedented change, it’s more important than ever for you to have a strong, trusted partner that helps you focus on what you do best—delivering care. That’s why we’re taking the “mal” out of malpractice insurance.
We are leading the industry in how we support the medical profession and partner with those providing care. We are committed to serving our members by being:
The timely information presented in The Doctor’s Advocate is one way we’re delivering on that commitment. Our award-winning quarterly journal keeps you informed with insights and expert guidance on clinical trends, data-driven patient outcomes, innovative technologies, and advocacy issues.
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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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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
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 Supports Telluride Camp for Health Science Students
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