2016 Avoiding Seven Common Malpractice Pitfalls (2nd Edition) is organized by Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) and will be held from Dec 15, 2016 - Dec 15, 2019.
This 2.5-hour activity is intended for physicians of all specialties who are interested in practical ways to reduce the potential for malpractice liability.
• 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Internet Enduring)
• 1 Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility
TMLT has identified seven avoidable pitfalls that are frequently encountered while examining malpractice claims. To illustrate how these pitfalls give rise to malpractice claims, this article will use anecdotes from actual Texas medical malpractice claims that were drawn from court records or the TMLT closed claim files.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to describe ways of avoiding these seven common pitfalls that contribute to malpractice claims and hinder the physician's defense:
• failure to communicate with patients;
• maintaining illegible or incomplete documentation;
• inappropriate actions by office staff;
• failure to order or follow up on test results;
• failure to refer, to track referrals, and to communicate with the referring physician;
• prescribing medications inappropriately; and
• failure to obtain and document informed consent.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Risk Management and Medical Negligence