The Five Most Effective Risk Prevention Strategies
Although the choice of the strategies discussed in this chapter may seem obvious, physicians commonly have misconceptions about each, which causes them not to accord these tools their rightful value in risk prevention. The unfortunate result is improper or underutilization and greater exposure to medical malpractice litigation.
By taking a novel approach to the value, understanding, and implementation of each of these strategies, physicians will be encouraged to avail themselves of their maximum benefits. What is needed is a contrarian view toward these processes and a 180 degree shift in physicians’ perspective of them as purely legal responsibilities. These strategies must be considered not as legal encumbrances but rather as opportunities for risk prevention. In this way they can work for the physician instead of against the physician. This is a classic example of, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
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