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Family Medicine Specialty Report

Family Medicine Specialty Report

Using sophisticated data analysis, MedPro Group's Patient Safety & Risk Solutions (PS&RS) Team is able to determine claim frequencies, common allegations, trends, and causative factors across provider types and within specialties.

The Family Medicine Specialty Report is one example of how MedPro utilizes data analytics to educate and inform policyholders and others in the healthcare community. The report offers an analysis of aggregated data from MedPro Group family medicine claims opened between 2003 and 2012. Data are based on claim counts, not on dollars paid (unless otherwise noted).

The Family Medicine Specialty Report is designed to increase awareness of the factors that trigger or contribute to malpractice claims. The PS&RS Team hopes that the information provided in the report will help MedPro policyholders and others purposefully focus their risk management and patient safety efforts.

 


What Is the Purpose of Behavior Contracts?

The purpose of behavior contracts is twofold — healthcare providers can use them to (1) address problematic patient behaviors in an effort to preserve the provider–patient relationship, or (2) support the process of terminating the provider–patient relationship when conflicts cannot be resolved.

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The Five Essential Elements of a Violence Prevention Program

In 2004, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers. In these guidelines, OSHA offered five major elements of an effective workplace violence prevention program, which are as follows...

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CASE STUDY: Failure to Monitor Patient for Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Physician Implicated in Death Following Surgery

The patient was a 4-year-old male who presented to an outpatient surgery center for a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. He had a history of OSA and enlarged tonsils, and he was mildly obese; however, the patient was otherwise healthy.

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Anesthesia Specialty Report

Using sophisticated data analysis, MedPro Group's Patient Safety & Risk Solutions (PS&RS) Team is able to provide education about claim frequencies, common allegations, trends, and causative factors across provider types and within specialties.

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The Importance of Patient Satisfaction Surveys in Healthcare Practices

Patient satisfaction surveys can help gauge patients' perceptions of practice services and functions. These surveys are...

Resource List: Patient Engagement

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CASE STUDY: Diagnostic Error Leads to Patient Death From Myocardial Infarction

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Office Risk Assessment Communication Module

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Welcome to @MedProProtector!

MedPro's Patient Safety & Risk Solutions Group is pleased to announce the launch of @MedProProtector, a Twitter feed dedicated to healthcare risk management and patient safety...