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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
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1121-6
Descript XVI, 237 p. online resource

SUMMARY

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


CONTENT

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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