This publication will describe 9 common errors that can increase the risk of a malpractice suit, and offer risk management techniques to address these issues.
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Reporter Q4 2019
TMLT closed claims: Documentation errors (2-hour CME); One family, two generations at TMLT; TMLT 2019 scholarship: Winning essay
Terminating the patient-physician relationship, Part 1
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Times change, but the advice stays the same
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