A recent New York Times column reports on a growing body of research shows that physician burnout and depression are linked to medical errors and that nearly half of physicians experience burnout at some point.
While there’s no getting around the intense emotions involved in being sued, a solid support system makes a big difference. This includes not only family, friends and colleagues but also skilled legal counsel.
MLMIC’s Winter 2017 Case Review includes a case study in which poor communication and failure to communicate contributed to a delay in the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Medscape data offers some perspective related to medical liability and malpractice litigation.