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AuthorLeaman, Thomas L. author
TitlePreventing Malpractice [electronic resource] : The Co-active Solution / by Thomas L. Leaman, James W. Saxton
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1993
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Descript XVI, 237 p. online resource


It is possible to increase cost-effectiveness and lower the risk of lawsuits while improving patient care and office morale. In this revolutionary work, the authors, a seasoned primary care physician and an experienced defense attorney, detail risk management techniques and introduce the concept of co-active medicine. Their book will provide practical guidance for all primary care physicians, and will serve as an invaluable resource for risk management consultants and malpractice attorneys


1. New Problems -- 2. Anatomy of a Lawsuit -- 3. High Drama, High Anxiety -- 4. Depositions: Curse or Blessing -- 5. Witnesses: The Sine Qua Non -- 6. New Solutions: Co-active Practice -- 7. Communication: The Key to Co-active Practice -- 8. Creating a Healing Environment -- 9. The Team Makes the Environment -- 10. Communication through Documentation -- 11. A Record System with Professional Blessing -- 12. Informed Consent Is More Than a Form -- 13. Recognizing Risks -- 14. Managing Special Risks -- 15. What Is the Right Thing to Do? -- References

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