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5 Things That Get Physicians Sued

Using case studies, this course will describe five common errors that can increase the risk of a malpractice suit and offer risk management techniques to address these issues.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the physician should be able to:

  • identify risk management practices that can enhance patient safety and improve defensibility;
  • describe how interpersonal and communication skills can enhance physician-patient relationships;
  • explain how good documentation techniques can help prevent malpractice claims; 
  • list prevalent concerns in lawsuits involving failure to follow up; and
  • discuss issues associated with medication errors.

CME Discount

TMLT policyholders who complete this program may earn a 3% discount that will be applied to their next eligible policy period.

CME Credit

The Texas Medical Liability Trust designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 1 credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Release date: June 4, 2021
Expiration date: June 4, 2024

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