In the complex and busy world of healthcare delivery, physician practices may overlook basic office procedures that promote patient safety and reduce exposure to liability.
This handbook identifies potential risks and provides recommendations to mitigate them.
Each tip is designed to address a common issue in the office practice and provide practical guidance on how to employ best practices.
These easy-to-implement recommendations are a guide for physicians, other healthcare providers, and staff. The implementation of these recommendations may assist in preventing adverse outcomes, improving patient care, and minimizing liability exposure in the office practice.
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- Tip #11: Using Chaperones During Physical Examinations
- Tip #12: Promoting Communication Between Referring and Consulting Physicians
- Tip #13: Handling Patients' Complaints Properly
- Tip #14: Managing Drug Seeking Patients
- Tip #15: Communicating and Following-Up Critical Test Results
- Tip #16: Promoting Adherence to a Medication Regimen
- Tip #17: Communicating with Low Health Literacy Patients
- Tip #18: Discontinuing the Physician-Patient Relationship Properly
- Tip #19: Treating Patients with Whom You Have a Close Relationship
- Tip #20: Reducing the Risk of the Copy and Paste Function in Electronic Health Records