Office-based events that trigger malpractice cases present valuable opportunities to identify vulnerabilities in communication, clinical judgment, and patient care systems. The Are You Safe? cases are designed to help all members of a multidisciplinary team reduce the risk of patient harm in the course of diagnosis and treatment. Learn More >>


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    Are You Safe?

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    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.

    What’s It Like to Be Sued?

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    One physician said that when you're being sued for medical malpractice, “you want a whole army behind you.” The second physician advised the need to “fly in formation” with the insurance representatives, defense attorney, and supportive colleagues. A third remarked that the experience left him less trusting of patients. The fourth physician said it hasn't changed how he interacts with patients “one whit.”

    TEDMED Speakers: How Ignoring Medical Errors is Costing Lives

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    TEDMED 2014 speakers raise the cry for the medical profession to face the fact that medical errors will occur and it is time to admit and address this. Danielle Ofri, MD a physician and professor, singles out the “toxic culture of perfection” that residents and doctors face and how she believes is degrading the overall patient experience. Elizabeth Nabel, MD, president of Brigham & Women's hospital, begs us to use humility with our knowledge. Patricia Horoho asks us to stop whispering about near misses and start fixing the system.
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