ExpiresApril 30, 2020
Medical Risk Management, Inc.
While every lawsuit is unique, the majority of claims against pathologists ultimately arise from lapses in communication and records keeping that are both foreseeable and avoidable. By learning to recognize the circumstances that commonly give rise to such suits, you can prevent yourself from making the same mistakes.
Correct answers to the post-test
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ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Identify the major medical misadventures and associated issues that most commonly underlie medical malpractice suits against pathologists
Discuss how better communication with the referring doctor can reduce medical errors, improve patient care, and reduce lawsuits
Understand how the courts define your duty in a variety of situations common to the practice of pathology
Discuss how to avoid communication errors between yourself and referring doctors
Understand how medical record documentation and maintenance affects patient care and your own liability
Discuss the legal duties and risks of testifying as an expert witness
Pathology, Lawsuit, Risk Management, Communication, Medical Error, Liability
Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes
Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Professionalism