Release date: June 15, 2017
Expiration date: June 15, 2020
The closed claim studies found in this publication are based on actual malpractice claims from Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT). They illustrate how actions by physicians led to allegations of medical liability and how risk management techniques may have either prevented the outcome or increased the physician’s defensibility. The ultimate goal in publishing this book is to help physicians practice safe medicine.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, the reader should be able to:
- recognize practical strategies to avoid litigation and enhance defensibility in the event of a lawsuit;
- discuss issues associated with allegations of improper performance;
- identify the types and causes of communication errors;
- explain how good documentation techniques can help prevent malpractice claims;
- list allegations prevalent in lawsuits involving failure to follow up; and
- describe strategies to reduce diagnostic errors.
TMLT policyholders who complete this program may earn a 3% discount that will be applied to their next eligible policy period.
CME Credit Statement:
TMLT is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. TMLT designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians are required to complete and pass a test in order to earn CME credit. A passing score of 70% or better earns the physician 4 CME credits.
Ethics Credit Statement:
This course has been designated by TMLT for 1 credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Authors have no commercial affiliations/interests to disclose related to this activity/talk. TMLT staff, planners, and reviewers have no commercial affiliations/interests to disclose related to this activity/talk.
The information and opinions in the online CME courses should not be used or referred to as primary legal sources nor construed as establishing medical standards of care for the purposes of litigation, including expert testimony. The standard of care is dependent upon the particular facts and circumstances of each individual case and no generalization can be made that would apply to all cases. The information presented should be used as a resource, selected and adapted with the advice of your attorney. It is distributed with the understanding that neither Texas Medical Liability Trust nor Texas Medical Insurance Company is engaged in rendering legal services.
This 4-hour activity is intended for physicians of all specialties who are interested in practical ways to reduce the potential for malpractice liability.
Estimated time to complete this course:
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