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Physicians New Release Reducing Medical Malpractice by Samuel H Steinberg, PHD

January 1, 2013

 

Reducing medical malpractice exposure by Samuel H Steinberg, PHD

http://www.physiciansnews.com/2008/07/13/reducing-medical-malpractice-exposure/

Excerpt: It is important to note that physicians typically depend on their hospital to effectively manage their risk management program.  All too often, this is an unwarranted assumption and physicians should verify for themselves that the hospital has an effective program.  The organized medical staff of a hospital has  the responsibility to provide oversight of the delivery of care at their hospital and cannot delegate this responsibility. Given this responsibility, making certain that the hospital has a risk management  program that involves physicians appropriately is essential in  protecting physicians from unnecessary incidents and claims….

Excerpt: As an expert witness, I see many cases  that could be avoided with some thoughtful review and analysis.  Typically, the cases I review are either related to the hospital not  following their required policies and procedures; or physician  credentialing and privileging matters. Hospitals and physicians that do  not take these matters seriously will often find themselves in   situations that could be avoided.

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