Risk management

September/October 2018 Issue
The Case for Medical Chaperones [Opinion]

It's time for more discussion about how best to incorporate chaperones in primary care.

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]

If a medical mistake in your practice is worthy of an apology, make sure you offer it skillfully.

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.

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