Legal Risk Management for Physicians

A recent study published in BMC Medicine, "Sex Differences in Medico-Legal Action Against Doctors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," revealed that male physicians are nearly 2.5 times more likely than their female counterp

For many decades, physicians and other health care providers were counseled against engaging with patients and their families following adverse events.

In December 2015, the New York Court of Appeals issued an unexpected decision in the case of Edwin Davis v. South Nassau Communities Hospital (Davis) that extends physician liability to third parties.

Patients may present to their physicians with unrealistic expectations due to any number of factors, including poor health literacy and lack of underlying knowledge.

The relationship between clinical supervision and patient safety is well established, with numerous studies demonstrating a positive relationship between enhanced clinic

Although defensive medicine has been the focus of numerous research studies and articles in both scholarly journals and consumer publications, far less attention is paid to treatment plans based on a physician's decision not to take action.

Although the number of medical malpractice payouts in New York State decreased steadily between 2005 and 2014, the number of adverse actions reported to the National Pra

Informal consults and the seeking of second opinions—Sometimes referred to as “curbside consults”— have long been commonplace in medicine and speak to the collegial, team-based nature of the profession.

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