July 12, 2021

Risk Management Checklists for Dentists: Patient Communication

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists for Dentists on patient communication, including guidance on after-hours calls, communication between consulting and referring dentists, sharing test results and communicating with low health literacy patients.

September 20, 2020

Risk Management Checklists: Patient Communication

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists on patient communication, including guidance on after hours calls, communication between consulting and referring physicians, sharing test results and communicating with low health literacy patients.

February 6, 2019

Shared Decision-Making Improves Patient Satisfaction

Researchers have found that study participants exposed to shared decision-making reported “higher trust, rated their physicians more highly and were less likely to fault their physicians for the adverse outcome compared with those exposed to no decision-making.”

January 11, 2019

Limiting Overprescribing of Antibiotics in the Urgent Care Setting

CDC research indicates that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory conditions is highest in the Urgent Care Setting at 45.7% and second highest in the Emergency Department at 24.6%. Taking the time to educate patients in these settings regarding the difference between a viral illness that does not require antibiotics and a bacterial infection is a key to managing this issue.