Risk management study consists of learning that includes information regarding the prevention of medical malpractice. Some examples are activities that include loss prevention, risk identification, and patient safety instruction. Risk management study must include instruction in medical malpractice prevention, such as risk identification, patient safety and loss prevention, and may include instruction in any of the following areas:
- medical ethics;
- quality assurance;
- medical-legal issues;
- patient relations;
- utilization review that directly relates to quality assurance; or
- non-economic aspects of practice management.
Note that at least some of the instruction should focus on medical malpractice prevention, and all instruction should be in one or more of the areas described above. A course designed to improve clinical skills by increasing technical knowledge may qualify for AMA PRA Category 1 credit™, but typically will not constitute risk management study.
For a more complete explanation, you may consult: FAQs about Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Note: CPD was formerly known as Continuing Medical Education (CME).