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Mitigate Risk: 6 Things to Avoid Patient Injury, Lawsuits

Written by  Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 15:04
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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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