Physicians are aware that the practice of medicine carries risk, and that adverse outcomes can and do happen to patients. Physicians just don’t think they’re going to be a part, or cause, of them.
You look tired.” Everyone knows this is never a compliment. But did you also realize it can be an actual danger to yourself and others in your workplace?
According to the 2011 to 2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics data, US healthcare workers suffered 15,000 to 20,000 injuries each year related to workplace violence that required time away from work for treatment and recovery.
To ensure an effective physician-patient relationship and provide quality care, you must be able to communicate with your patients.
Many physicians and their staffs actively discourage the presence of animals within the office for cleanliness and hygiene reasons—as well as the potential safety threat from an uncontrollable animal. However, medical practices that prohibit all animals from their premises under any circumstances risk facing allegations that they have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In keeping with our annual tradition, we have dedicated the next few pages to some of the year’s top stories.
American Indian tribes have long been a popular focus for population research studies. Too often, however, the findings are never even shared with the tribe, let alone used to improve tribal health.
Lawsuit Highlight's ACA's Anti-Discrimination Rule
Reframing the problem with a compassionate and therapeutic approach.
Missed or delayed diagnosis is one of the most often-litigated allegations in medical malpractice.1 These claims often result from tracking and follow-up procedure failures.