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Malpractice - Family Practice Management

This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of malpractice -- from defending your care in a deposition to ensuring you have the right malpractice insurance policy.

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Coping With the Stress of Being Sued - Family Practice Management

May 1, 2001 - The author describes the legal stages of a malpractice suit, the accompanying emotions physicans may experience as they go through each stage and effective coping mechanisms they can use to keep stress levels in check.

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How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk - Family Practice Management

Aug 1, 2012 - A family physician expert in malpractice risk prevention describes strategies for reducing liability exposure using lessons drawn from actual malpractice cases.

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Opinion: Patient History and Malpractice Defense - Family Practice Management

Oct 1, 2008 - All the emphasis the malpractice-prevention seminars put on medical records is overblown. Remember that the old family GP kept his records on note cards in a file box and never got sued. The key to preventing suits is the ability to relate to patients.

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Do You Have the Right Malpractice Insurance Policy? - Family Practice Management

Dec 1, 2004 - This article offers practical tips to physicians who are buying -- or whose employer is supplying -- malpractice insurance. It addresses issues such as types of coverage, exclusions, content, tail payment, etc.)

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Managing Difficult Encounters: Understanding Physician, Patient, and Situational ...

Mar 15, 2013 - Family physicians commonly find themselves in difficult clinical encounters. These encounters often leave the physician feeling frustrated. The patient may also be dissatisfied with these encounters because of unmet needs, unfulfilled expectations, and unresolved medical issues. ...

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Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Evaluation and treatment of a suicidal patient are challenging tasks for the physician. Because no validated predictive tools exist, clinical judgment guides the decision-making process. Although there is insufficient evidence to support routine screening, evidence shows that asking ...

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Innovative Medical Malpractice Model Commands Attention at State Legislative Conference

Nov 12, 2013 - Tort reform is a top priority for many family physicians, so it should come as no surprise that attendees at the 2013 State Legislative Conference, Nov. 1-2 in Broomfield, Colo., gave their full attention to a presentation on a new model for medical malpractice reform that is being ...

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The Last Word: Aiding the Wounded Among Us - Family Practice Management

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit - Family Practice Management

Jun 1, 2006 - The author describes the top ten reasons family physicians get sued and offers risk reduction strategies.

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Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- Family Practice Management

...Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here’s how to withstand the pressure. Chances are better than 50/50 thatyou’ll be sued for malpractice atleast once during your career.1So, what’s the good news? Most lawsuits don’t go to trial and those few that do usually...

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Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes - Family Practice Management

Oct 1, 2015 - Physician burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.

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Sharing Visit Notes: Getting Patients and Physicians on the Same Page - Family Practice...

Dec 1, 2016 - Inviting patients to review your visit notes is a promising change in practice. Here’s how to get started.

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Employment Contracts for Family Physicians in an Evolving Market - Family Practice ...

Aug 1, 2016 - A review of the broad market trends can help you evaluate the specifics of your contract.

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From The Editor: 34 Pieces of Advice Worth Repeating - Family Practice Management

Jun 1, 2006 - The author introduces an article on reducing malpractice risk by Edward G. Zurad, MD, a family physician who has successfully defended his care in a malpractice suit and has testified as an expert witness in other suits.

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Interpretation of the Electronic Fetal Heart Rate During Labor - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is commonly used to assess fetal well-being during labor. Although detection of fetal compromise is one benefit of fetal monitoring, there are also risks, including false-positive tests that may result in unnecessary surgical intervention. Since ...

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Artful Communication of Evidence Can Overcome Anecdotal Fears

Jul 29, 2016 - Patients and physicians think about diagnosis and treatment in very different ways. It's up to us to clearly communicate why and how we follow the evidence.

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Editor's Page: How Do You Manage Your Malpractice Risk? - Family Practice Management

Mar 1, 2003 - Invites readers to submit tips to supplement Roberts article in this issue.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

EGD, Training and Credentialing of Family Physicians In (Position Paper) -- AAFP Policies

Read AAFP's position paper on training and credentialing of family physicians in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

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Culture Shock: Practice Transitions Impact Our Loved Ones

Oct 8, 2014 - Culture Shock: Practice Transitions Impact Our Loved Ones

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Seven Reasons Family Doctors Get Sued and How to Reduce Your Risk - Family Practice ...

Mar 1, 2003 - The author describes strategies for managing malpractice risk more effectively .

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Depositions: Defending Your Care - Family Practice Management

Aug 1, 2001 - This article offers tips to help physicians who are facing malpractice claims effectively defend their care in depositions.

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Incorporating Medical Interpretation Into Your Practice - Family Practice Management

Apr 1, 2014 - The number of people speaking a language other than English in the United States has increased to almost 20 percent of the population. In addition, the aging population is increasing the number of patients who are deaf or hard of hearing. This demographic shift as well as legal ...

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The Last Word: Five Ways to Respond to a Medical Mistake - Family Practice Management

Apr 1, 2009 - You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.

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Approaching the Suicidal Patient - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - The suicide of a patient can be devastating to the family and to the family physician. The patient's death may shake the physician's confidence, undermine any willingness to work with patients with a mental illness, and provoke professional and legal review. In an attempt to help the ...

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