October 3, 2018
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BEDSIDE MANNERContinue Reading »
I’m old enough to remember when doctors made house calls. When I was a child, our family physician, Dr. Dismukes, would come to our house to care for my mom or dad or me. He toted a large black medical bag which carried his stethoscope, his otoscope, and tongue depressors….
September 27, 2018
Can an Apology Reduce Malpractice Exposure?Continue Reading »
Laws that allow doctors to apologize to patients without having the apology used in legal action against them do not reduce medical malpractice liability risk, according to a study by Vanderbilt Economists W. Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management; Benjamin J. McMichael, JD/PhD and R. Lawrence…