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]

The article describes the issues family physicians need to keep in mind when firing a staff member and offer tips for helping get through the experience.

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]

The author describes steps every medical practice should take to reduce the risk of financial fraud. Steps include checking employee references before hiring, requiring managers to monitor individual expenses, implementing specific vacation policies.

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

This article offers practical tips to physicians who are buying -- or whose employer is supplying -- malpractice insurance. It addresses issues such as types of coverage, exclusions, content, tail payment, etc.)

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

The author describes strategies for managing malpractice risk more effectively .

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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