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    Barriers to the use of perioperative briefing

    Several years ago, an article appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1 which unveiled the development and implementation of a surgical

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    Maintaining Communication with Patients

    Part of the patient’s healing process following an unexpected outcome necessitates physician involvement by facilitating treatment to promote...

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    Physician On-Call Obligations

    Physicians who serve as being “on call” for a hospital—and physicians who refer patients to them—should understand their obligations when they are...

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    The MagMutual Guide to Incident Reporting

    As MagMutual uses the term, incident reporting is the practice of notifying MagMutual any time some-thing occurs that...

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    Actions for Unsolicited Diagnostic Tests

    What should you do when you receive a test result that you did not order? This situation is becoming more common as patients now have additional...

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    Terminating a Physician-Patient Relationship

    Severing a relationship with a patient is often a difficult decision and a difficult conversation. Providers may decide to dismiss patients for...

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    Case Study: Risk Issues in Infectious Disease

    A 13 year-old girl visited her primary care provider on Friday at 3:00 p.m. for a sore throat. She tested positive for influenza... read more.

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    Conflict in Physician-Patient Relationships

    Studies suggest that between 10-15 percent of patient visits are described by the physician as "difficult". Read more.

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