Physician-patient communication. A key to malpractice prevention.

@article{Levinson1994PhysicianpatientCA,
  title={Physician-patient communication. A key to malpractice prevention.},
  author={Wendy S Levinson},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1994},
  volume={272 20},
  pages={
          1619-20
        }
}
What factors put physicians at risk for being sued? This is a vital question to practicing physicians since being named in a malpractice suit or, worse yet, going to court is an emotionally distressing event. A suit can lead to personal isolation, humiliation, depression, and even physical illness for physicians. 1,2 Understanding malpractice risk factors is also important to malpractice insurance companies, hospitals, and health care systems that seek to provide high-quality care while… CONTINUE READING

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