Business of Medicine Perspective

  • Malpractice Risks When Refilling Prescriptions Some physicians assume that patients will remember their advice or follow drug label warnings. This case illustrates why physicians need to monitor patients' use of drugs during the refill process.
  • The Diplomatic Way to End the Patient Visit There is no shortage of time pressure in today's visit, How can you end each visit in a clear and effective, but appropriate, manner?
  • Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More The role of tort reform in patient care; grieving parents reach settlement with VA; medical malpractice boundary set in case involving deaf student; quadruple amputee argues to exceed state damages cap.
  • Should Doctors Tell Each Other How Much They Earn? Pay transparency is gaining attention, but revealing your salary to another physician can cause problems. Should physicians tell each other how much they earn?
  • Malpractice: The Perils of One-Way Communications Relying on email, faxes, and voicemails to discuss critical cases and test results can lead to a malpractice lawsuit. This malpractice case illustrates why physicians need to place more emphasis on talking to each other.


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