In a Medical Economics article, Susan Kreimer lays out six common risks that physicians should mitigate to avoid patient injury and lawsuits, according to several industry thought leaders.
The six risks are:
1. Faulty communication.
2. Lack of informed consent.
3. Failure to stay up-to-date on standards and training.
4. Inadequate follow-up of diagnostic tests and specialist referrals.
5. Variations in policies and procedures.
6. Avoidance behavior.
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