Malpractice, Tort Reform, and You: An Introduction to Risk Management

Feld, Andrew D.; Walta, Douglas
February 2004
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb2004, Vol. 99 Issue 2, p192
Academic Journal
This section of the journal will feature a series of articles on legal issues facing the gastroenterologist including malpractice, medical errors, and patient safety.In this article, which introduces the series, a brief background will be provided to put the malpractice crisis in context. In the series of articles to follow, key topics and legal concepts will be addressed in a way that will provide the practicing gastroenterologist an understanding of some of the risks of practice and awareness of ideas to avoid those risks. These topics often receive little review in medical education, but may be important to help keep a physician off the rolls of the National Practitioner Data Bank and improve patient care. Andrew D. Feld, M.D., J.D. Guest Editor


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