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Dr. Robertson, head of the Risk Management Program of the Washington State Medical Society, has written a "risk management" primer for physicians. The book begins with a six-page background of malpractice law, followed by chapters on various problems including informed consent, traditional malpractice problems (misdiagnosis, surgical complications, and so on), damaged newborns, drug issues, problems in documentation, the standard of care, expert witness controversies, hospitals' liability for physician's negligence, and peer review. Each chapter has several sections detailing the issues in a particular aspect of the general problem. An appendix presents risk management review units containing suggestions for hospital medical
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Medical Malpractice: A Preventive Approach.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:167. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-1-167_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(1):167.
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