The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2022

Continuing Education: Reducing the Risk of a Malpractice Claim

Our complimentary new on-demand program helps physicians, dentists, and advanced practice clinicians improve patient safety by implementing root cause analyses (RCA2) when a near miss or an injury has been identified. Using real cases from The Doctors Company’s closed malpractice claims, learners will identify factors leading to the injury while determining actions that can be implemented to minimize future harm.

Reducing the Risk of a Malpractice Claim also offers best practices and strategies you can apply in your own practice setting to enhance patient safety, decrease unfavorable patient outcomes, and reduce the risk of a malpractice claim. Find this course and a complete catalog of on-demand opportunities.

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