The Doctor’s Advocate | Second Quarter 2023
Continuing Education: Prevention of Medical Errors (2023–2025 Edition)
Few medical errors can be attributed to faulty medical judgment. More commonly, errors are attributed to system failures that are inherent in healthcare delivery. Our complimentary course, Prevention of Medical Errors (2023–2025 Edition), draws on our closed claims data to identify common performance and diagnostic errors. The activity highlights strategies to reduce system failures, respond to adverse events, mitigate errors, and increase patient safety. The activity offers learners 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 2.0 nursing contact hours.
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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Second Quarter 2023
From the Chairman
Reflections on the Pandemic’s Three-Year Anniversary
Perspectives from the CMO
Building a Culture of Safety in Healthcare, Part Four: Just Culture
Government Relations Report
Driving Positive Outcomes in the Professional Liability Advocacy Arena
Foundation Activity: 2023 Updates
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