Malpractice and liability

Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions [Feature]

How will the privacy rule affect your practice? We took that question and others to a health care attorney to find out.

Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
A Primer on Employment Contracts [Salaried FP]

This article identifies and defines the key terms contained in most physicians' employment contracts.

Oct 2002 Issue
Understanding the Physician Liability Insurance Crisis [Feature]

Just when you thought declining reimbursement and rising expenses had squeezed your practice dry, liability insurance premiums began to climb dramatically. Here’s what’s behind the increases.

Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Can We Avoid Errors in Family Practice? [Editorial]

FPM's medical editor writes about research to identify sources of error in family practice.

Jul-Aug 2001 Issue
Depositions: Defending Your Care [Feature]

If you’re sued for malpractice, follow these safe deposition tips and you may not have to go to court.

May 2001 Issue
Coping With the Stress of Being Sued [Feature]

Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here's how to withstand the pressure.

Oct 2000 Issue
Documenting High-Risk Cases to Avoid Malpractice Liability [Feature]

You're at the highest risk of malpractice suits when dealing with these five clinical conditions. Full documentation can help.

Mar 2000 Issue
Documentation Tips for Reducing Malpractice Risk [Feature]

You can improve the quality of your communication and decrease malpractice risk with this revised version of SOAP.

Oct 1999 Issue
Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment [Feature]

Protect yourself and your practice by creating an effective sexual harassment policy and by investigating incidents promptly.

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