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Risk Management Tips: Failure or Malfunction of Office Equipment

4 years ago

The Tip:

Providing for the safety of patients, staff and providers by performing necessary inspections and maintenance of equipment is an important part of office practices today.

The Risk:

More procedures are being performed in the office practice setting than ever before and more physicians own or lease office equipment. Failure or malfunction of office equipment can lead to patient, staff or provider injury.


The Risk Management Tips series provides guidance to support our physicians and facilities in their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of patient care and reduce liability exposure in the practice of medicine. Please contact MLMIC’s Risk Management Department at (800) 275-6564, weekdays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, for guidance regarding your specific situation.


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