Do Non-compliant Patients Really Sue their Doctors?

  • July 14, 2011

CRICO Patient Safety Education Program Director, Jock Hoffman, blogs about a storied malpractice bogeyman in KevinMD.



The non-compliant patient who sues his physician for an adverse clinical outcome is a storied malpractice bogeyman. After failing to follow a screening regimen, show for appointments, undergo recommended tests, make health-related lifestyle changes, or take their medications, these patients (now plaintiffs) have the audacity to blame the doctors and nurses for not being adequately clear or assertive. Are they real?

Read the full text to find out:

Hoffman J. Do non-compliant patients really sue their doctors?; 2011