Practice Management News

Forty percent of hospitalized patients report breakdowns in care

Forty percent of hospitalized patients report breakdowns in care

Hospital patients reported breakdowns in care, which included information exchange, medications, delays in admission, team communication, providers' manner, and discharge.

Completing the antibiotic course: Is it necessary?

Completing the antibiotic course: Is it necessary?

Completing the antibiotic course increases the chance of patients developing antibiotic resistance, according to the authors.

AANP 2017: Teaching strategies to enhance intergenerational learning

AANP 2017: Teaching strategies to enhance intergenerational learning

Understanding the different attitudes and skills that different generations and professions bring to relationships can increase working confidence and self-efficacy.

Legal Advisor

The importance of good notetaking

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.

Birth control leads to a blood clot

A patient presents with chest pain 6 weeks after beginning use of a contraceptive device.

Fired for refusing vaccination

A clinician files a lawsuit against her employer after being fired for refusing Tdap immunization.

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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