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OBS/GYN Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook

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The Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook:
Obstetrics and Gynecology Golden Rules

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OBS/GYN Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook

  1. 1. The Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook Obstetrics and Gynecology Golden Rules
  2. 2. Take all complaints seriously
  3. 3. Evaluate every complaint fully to both your satisfaction and that of the patient
  4. 4. Encourage open communications, to include open andfree communications with you and your professional staffconcerning ongoing physical and emotional concerns.
  5. 5. Create systems in the reporting of all data obtained in your office or requested by your office, including criteria for screening normal or near-normal information.Encourage your patients to be part of that system by asking them to call you if they have not received a report by a certain date.
  6. 6. Assume the role of advocate for good medical care, helping your patient navigate the complexity of health care delivery.Make certain your patient understands that your role is to help them, and encourage them to communicate any and all problems they encounter, including those that involve you.
  7. 7. Keep good records for indefinite periods of time, including conversion to electronic medical records capable of data search as appropriate.

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