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New Risk Management CME Module: Back Disorders

New risk management CME module – “Back Disorders: Claims Data in the United States” – explores issues and risks associated with the diagnosis and treatment of back disorders.

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Treating Family and Friends: A Risk Management Perspective

Treating friends and relatives as patients can lead to malpractice litigation. What can you do to protect yourself and ensure patient safety? Our most recent Case Review includes some suggestions.

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What to Do When Patients Record Conversations with Their Physicians

The use of cell phones by patients and families for the purpose of recording conversations with their healthcare providers is a topic of serious concern to many physicians.

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Risk Management Tips: Communicating with Low Health Literacy Patients

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.

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