PCPs Miss Chances with MIs
Nearly a quarter of patients who present to emergency rooms with a heart attack had been seen with cardiac symptoms by their primary care physician previous 30 days. In almost half of those cases, the primary care physicians sent the patient home instead of to the hospital.
Legal Report: Risky “Favors” for Friends
Protecting your professional integrity and medical license when friends, family, and colleagues corner you at the barbecue.
Are You Safe?
These case studies are designed to help all members of a multidisciplinary team reduce the risk of patient harm in the course and diagnosis and treatment. Office-based events that trigger malpractice cases present valuable opportunities to identify vulnerabilities in communication, clinical judgment, and patient care systems.
Are Attendings Liable for Residents’ Negligence?
Is the attending physician for an inpatient legally responsible for all the care provided by the clinical team while a patient is in the hospital? The short answer to this question is: No.