The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2019

New Guide on Ending Patient Relationships

Just as it is acceptable and reasonable to screen incoming patients, it is acceptable and reasonable to know when to end a patient relationship that is no longer therapeutic. Your patient safety risk manager and our new guide, Terminating Patient Relationships, can help with this sensitive issue. Contact us at (800) 421-2368, extension 1243, or patientsafety@thedoctors.com for personalized assistance and a copy of the guide.


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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