ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Malpractice and liability
The author examines factors that have contributed to the current physician liability insurance crisis and strategies for managing risk more effectively .
FPM's medical editor writes about research to identify sources of error in family practice.
This article offers tips to help physicians who are facing malpractice claims effectively defend their care in depositions.
The author describes the legal stages of a malpractice suit, the accompanying emotions physicans may experience as they go through each stage and effective coping mechanisms they can use to keep stress levels in check.
The author gives a review of high-risk malpractice areas family physicians most commonly face and how, by understanding the pitfalls of these areas, family physicians can know how to best document care in these areas.
Author will share documentation techniques that may improve the quality of medical communication between health care professionals and patients and decrease a provider's risk of being charged with malpractice.
This article will help physicians recognize sexually inappropriate behavior in their interactions with staff and offer tips for preventing this behavior.