Five Things To Know About Communication Errors, Patient Safety in General Medicine
Feb 08, 2016
Primary care physicians and general medicine practitioners are frequently expected to be “in the loop” regarding all the care their patients are receiving. This is not easy to achieve, and when these physicians fall short, patients can suffer, according to the “Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures: 2015 Annual Benchmarking Report,” by CRICO Strategies.
Citation for the full-text article:
Barnet S. (2016 February 8) 5 things to know about communication errors, patient safety in general medicine. Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality.
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