Tag: Risk Management Tips
Dental practices should develop protocols for tracking consultations, including patient compliance, and documenting conversations between referring and consulting dentists. In addition, patients’ dental records should reflect referral compliance (or non-compliance) and include related correspondence.
Providing for the safety of patient, staff and providers by performing necessary inspections and maintenance of equipment is an important part of office practices today.
Educating patients about their prescription medications and keeping medical records updated with prescription information both help to ensure patient safety.
Always follow-up after tests, both with the patient and with the appropriate medical personnel.