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A 72-year-old man came to a surgeon, who confirmed the patient had a reducible right inguinal hernia. The patient’s medical history included a CVA four years earlier.
The rise of telemedicine and it's use of video conferencing presents a new meaning for "good" bedside manner. Read this presentation to learn special considerations for this new form of patient intera
View part three of a three-part video series on improving physician/patient interactions.
Patient complaints are inevitable. And when a patient complaint is not effectively managed, unfavorable or harmful consequences can result—noncompliance, dissolving of the patient-physician relationsh
A 74-year-old woman visited Cardiologist A with symptoms of congestive heart failure.
Times change, but the advice stays the same
The rules that govern medical records can be complex and confusing.
A 90-year-old woman fell at the assisted living facility where she resided. Following the fall, she began to report severe right hip pain.
Failure to follow up on test results is one of the most frequent issues identified in lawsuits brought against physicians and health care organizations. Read this presentation for guidance on how to c
Negligence and failure to arrange adequate follow-up care; HIPAA and patient privacy
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A 16-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department after sustaining a leg injury while playing soccer. X-rays revealed a right bimalleolar ankle fracture dislocation.
Good communication and coordination between inpatient and outpatient physicians is essential.
An 89-year-old woman suffered a fractured right femur requiring surgical repair.
This is an actual TMLT medical malpractice case. It involves a family physician and a patient prescribed to pain medication. This presentation illustrates how action or inaction on the part of the phy