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5 Ways to Avoid Potential & Unexpected Medical Lawsuits

Written by  Heather Linder | Tuesday, 31 December 2013 11:45
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Physicians are always at risk for litigation from the unexpected, but five simple steps can be taken to avoid many potential lawsuits, according to a Medscape report.

1. Document any instruction.
2. Keep a record of every fax confirmation.
3. Triple check patients to avoid making a premature death pronouncement.
4. Hospitals should approve the physicians giving telephone consultations.
5. Provide patients with information about all possible drug side effects, even the improbable.

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