Reliable and comprehensive communication between referring and consulting dentists is an important part of providing good patient care and managing risk. Here are brief recommendations to build good communication into the standard office procedure.
A cornerstone of the quality of care provided at any healthcare organization is a culture that provides for the safety of patients and promotes an environment where staff and providers feel comfortable in raising issues or concerns.
The Fall 2018 edition of MLMIC’s Case Review describes how lack of communication impacts patient care, including diagnostic errors and treatment delays.
Enrollment is currently open for the next MLMIC-HANYS webinar, “The Hospitalist’s Role in Effective Coordination of Care,” on July 18. This 60-minute complimentary webinar will describe how a well-designed and implemented hospitalist program helps physicians and facilities provide optimum patient care and reduce potential liability risk.