Practice Management News

National NP Week 2017 highlights profession's efforts to expand health care in US

National NP Week 2017 highlights profession's efforts to expand health care in US

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners celebrates National NP Week from November 12-18.

Prioritizing health care for older LGBT individuals

Prioritizing health care for older LGBT individuals

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have specific health needs that become increasingly important as they age and should become an important part of primary care.

Depressive symptoms increase during internship year for physicians

Depressive symptoms increase during internship year for physicians

Depressive symptoms increase during the internship year for training physicians, with a greater increase among women.

Legal Advisor

A patient commits murder

A patient commits murder

A nurse practitioner is sued by her patient's children after their mother is murdered.

Fired after violating a patient's privacy

A nurse notifies other clinicians that a patient is positive for hepatitis C.

The importance of good notetaking

Taking good notes is one of the most important steps a clinician can take to reduce the risk of a lawsuit.

Malpractice News

Malpractice News

California penalties on medical errors do not reduce errors

A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.

New York's proposed "Lavern's Law" halted in state legislature

A law aimed at helping victims of medical malpractice did not pass the New York State Legislature.

Clinician calls for retraction of "flawed" BMJ study of medical errors in the U.S.

A clinician has called for the retraction of a study that identified medical errors as the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.

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