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Simple Written Instructions Improve Patient Compliance

A recent study showed a significant increase in patients’ proper use of pre-operative medications when they were provided with simple written instructions.

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Risk Management Efforts Start at the Front Desk

Did you know that non-clinical staff may impact patient safety and malpractice exposures? Ensuring that staff members have been properly trained regarding their roles and responsibilities should be an integral part of any organization’s risk management program.

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Appellate Court Decision Expands Physician Liability in Accidents Caused by Medicated Drivers

Physicians and hospitals may be liable to the general public if a patient is not warned of medications that can impair the patient’s driving ability. A third party who is injured in an accident may now sue the physician or hospital directly if there has been a failure to warn the patient of the side effects.

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How Patients’ Out-of-Pocket Costs Impact Medical Care… and Liability

It is likely that a physician’s risk of liability is increased when a patient chooses not to seek care primarily due to cost.

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