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Physician Burnout and Depression May Lead to Medical Errors

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.

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Doctors Tell Medscape How They Survived Being Sued

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.

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Case Study: A Delay in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

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.

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Majority of Physicians Report Lawsuits Came as Complete Surprise

Medscape data offers some perspective related to medical liability and malpractice litigation.

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