Between a Rock and a Hard Place
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Andrew C. Furman, MD FACEP
“No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition” – Sir William Osler
Medicine is fraught with shades of gray. Steroids are good. No, steroids are bad. The literature clearly states, we should be doing this! No wait, that study was funded by the drug company. What is true is literature can guide our practice and help support decisions our experience and training tells us is the right thing to do. The kRead More
Is There Any Hope for Malpractice Reform?
There Are Rays of Hope
Medical malpractice continues to loom large in the minds of just about every practicing physician. Claims and rates are declining, but the problem of lawsuits against physicians is far from tapering off. And upcoming changes in medicine due to doctor/hospital consolidations and uncertainty about the impact of the Affordable Care Act may bring more developments.
Michael Matray, Editor of Medical Liability Monitor, says, "The situation has definitely improved in the past five years," in part because of the emphasis on risk management, with physicians receiving credits for Read More