Conclusion With the rise in medical technology and the increase in various medical procedures, it is important to understand the issues with malpractice and how these cases occur. When dealing
6 with the life of an individual, every possible precaution is necessary to ensure the safety and positive patient outcome to reduce the potential for malpractice litigations. Although every adverse event cannot be prevented, there are steps to follow when an adverse event occurs to ensure the reduction in harm to the patient and the potential reduction in malpractice litigation. Determining if the legal requirements for healthcare reform will improve or worsen the potential for adverse events and malpractice claims remains to be seen but healthcare providers can practice some basic strategies for avoiding adverse events such as the teach-back technique and additional medical training that should result in fewer malpractice claims in the future. References Baicker, K. and Chandra, A. (2004, August). The Effect of Malpractice Liability on the Delivery of Health Care. Retrieved June 12, 2016, from Goguen, D. (n.d.). What’s the average medical malpractice settlement?. Retrieved June 12, 2016, from - malpractice-introduction/average-settlement.htm Jenkins, R. C., & Lemak, C. H. (2007). Innovative teaching for health law: A case study of a hospital medical malpractice lawsuit simulation. The Journal of Health Administration Education, 24 (1), 43-57. Retrieved from LaValley, D. (2009). What to do after an adverse event. Retrieved June 12, 2016, from - Adverse-Event Macready, N. (2006, March). From an Analysis of Malpractice Claims – Strategies to Enhance Patient Safety, Reduce Litigation Risk. Neurology Today , 6(5), 14-15. ?
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