ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Risk management

September/October 2015 Issue
Addressing Ambulatory Patient Safety in Your Practice [Feature]

Reducing errors in care requires establishing a culture of safety, systematic reporting, consistent follow-up, and sustained commitment.


Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Five Ways to Respond to a Medical Mistake [The Last Word]

You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.


Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
Patient History and Malpractice Defense [Opinion]

Good records can help defend against a meritless malpractice suit, but it takes more than good records to prevent one.


Jul-Aug 2007 Issue
The Art of Apology: When and How to Seek Forgiveness [Feature]

The author offers advice on how and when family physicians should apologize to patients, with examples based on multiple scenarios.


Nov-Dec 2006 Issue
How to Fire a Staff Member [Feature]

Following clear guidelines will help you handle this sensitive situation efficiently and professionally.


Jun 2006 Issue
34 Pieces of Advice Worth Repeating [From The Editor]

You know it's really good advice if you want to hear it again.


Feb 2006 Issue
Minimizing the Risk of Financial Fraud [Feature]

Implementing internal controls in your practice will help you stop embezzlement and keep what you earn.


Nov-Dec 2004 Issue
Do You Have the Right Malpractice Insurance Policy? [Feature]

Here’s how to make sure your expensive policy doesn’t contain any unpleasant surprises.


Mar 2003 Issue
Seven Reasons Family Doctors Get Sued and How to Reduce Your Risk [Feature]

By adopting a risk-management mind-set, physicians can avert not only malpractice claims but also patient injury.


Mar 2003 Issue
How Do You Manage Your Malpractice Risk? [Editor's Page]

Invites readers to submit tips to supplement Roberts article in this issue.


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