Both case studies in the Summer 2015 edition of Case Review involve the “loss of chance” legal doctrine.
The personal use of cell phones poses a significant risk in healthcare settings as it may distract physicians and staff from the tasks at hand.
Lack of health literacy can make effective communication with patients a challenge. At stake may be inability to comply with treatment regimens, give informed consent and use medication properly.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would reimburse physicians for discussions they have about end-of-life care.